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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. Waleed Alhariri:

    The envoy presented his new peace framework to the council last month.The biggest challenges facing this, and previous, UN Special Envoys has been the sequencing of security and political arrangements, the inability to bridge the distrust between the warring parties, and also to have them trust in the UN-led peace process, that said, Griffiths’ proposal is the only platform currently on offer to bring the warring parties together, which is needed to head off Yemen’s precipitous economic collapse and the continued proliferation of new, autonomous armed groups and militias.

  2. John McCarthy:

    We cut the head off of the gang by basically getting very lengthy jail sentences for 42 members of the leadership of MS-13.

  3. Karen Searle:

    He is accustomed to being touched, so he wouldn't scream his little head off when someone picked him up.

  4. James Harden:

    We came in with the mindset that we had to defend, we had to cut the head off the snake, and that's Harden, and then just try to defend everyone else at the same time, and we did that.

  5. Utibe Essien:

    It's not just the Black doctor, it's not just the barber, it's not just the pastor, kind of these traditional folks who have been the big messengers. We have to be broad, it's investing in folks who know the neighborhood, the small-store owner who gets to see all the 12 - to 15-year-old kids come through the store getting snacks before they head off to school.

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