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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"

    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


  1. head off(verb)

    To intercept.

    The cavalry will head off the bandits at the pass.

    cut off

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. head off

    intercept, head, get before

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  1. Arthur Caplan:

    I think it's ludicrously stupid, you'd probably be charged with homicide if you chop somebody's head off before they're dead.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. The CNN contributor:

    It probably stemmed from the fact that she was very upset with me because I... wouldn't be in her wedding and people were telling me she was very upset that I chose not to be in her wedding. the CNN contributor stabbed in the back, the neck, the eyeballs and in the front. The CNN contributor tried to cut my head off and put it on a platter and serve it up to Donald Trump.

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