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Synonyms for head off

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. debar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. head off(verb)

    To intercept.

    The cavalry will head off the bandits at the pass.

    Synonyms:
    cut off

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. Dimitrios Malisiovas:

    Since professional soccer started in 1979, the problem has always been there. Violence and corruption, it’s a bit like the Greek national debt: Too hard to pay down. Or like Hercules in ancient mythology trying to cut the head off the monster, only to see another appear. But that’s what we need to fix this problem, another Hercules. Someone who is fearless and determined.

  2. Bill Robles:

    The girls would have outbursts. He would have occasional outbursts. They would all do the same thing and copy him. One time they removed him from the courtroom and put him a holding cell, behind a locked door with a little screen, at one point he was agitated and (said) something to the effect of 'Somebody ought to cut your head off, judge' ... And before you knew it, Bingo! He was leaping toward the judge. The bailiff tackled him in midair.

  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. 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.

  5. President Vladimir Putin:

    We need to head off any external attempts to interfere in the elections, in our domestic political life, you know that certain kinds of (political) technologies exist and have already been used in many countries.


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