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  1. head offverb

    To intercept.

    The cavalry will head off the bandits at the pass.

    Synonyms:
    cut off

Princeton's WordNet

  1. debar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward offverb

    prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

    "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"

    Synonyms:
    forfend, avoid, eliminate, avert, ward off, distract, keep off, bend, suspend, obviate, invalidate, fend off, stave off, block, nullify, debar, exclude, forefend, annul, quash, rid of, parry, bar, turn away, deflect, void

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. head off

    Synonyms:
    intercept, head, get before

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. head off

    Synonyms:
    intercept

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How to use head off in a sentence?

  1. Elissa Slotkin:

    I remember being with a bunch of senior leaders in November, screaming my head off about the price of gas in November and being patted on my head and saying like,' Don't worry, we got to get through Christmas and it'll be better in 2022,' i don't think that we have a great sense of where this is going.

  2. Lindsey Graham:

    While I'm glad the majority leader believes Leader McConnell would be Leader McConnell, it's a mistake not to pass legislation to protect the investigation, we ought to head off a constitutional crisis at the pass, rather than waiting until it's too late. ... I hope Senate Judiciary Committee moves forward with a bill, and that members of Senator McConnell's caucus push Senator McConnell to reconsider.

  3. Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke:

    There was a gruesome statement he made about wanting to cut someone’s head off and kill two people with one bullet, and he planned to shoot the police, he did not have a firearm with him and did n’t seem to have a lot of experience with firearms because he thought he could kill two people with one bullet. He reminded himself in the list to raise the gun slowly. He scripted everything out in chronological order.

  4. Eric Schmitt-Matzen:

    I spent four years in the Army with the 75th Rangers, and I’ve seen my share of [ stuff ], but I ran by the nurses ’ station bawling my head off. I know nurses and doctors see things like that every day, but I don’t know how they can take it.

  5. Carson Daly:

    At times I feel like there’s a saber-tooth tiger right here, and it’s going to kill me, attack me, and bite my head off. I ’m scared as if that’s really happening. You feel like you’re dying.


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