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head off

verb

Definition of HEAD OFF

transitive verb
:  to turn back or turn aside :  block, prevent <head them off at the pass> <attempts to head off the imminent crisis>

Examples of HEAD OFF

  1. <if we act quickly, we may still be able to head off disaster>

First Known Use of HEAD OFF

1841

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