English version

head off

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhead off phrasal verb1 LEAVE A PLACEto leave to go to another place I’m heading off now.2 head something ↔ offPREVENT to prevent something from happening, especially something bad The president intervened to head off the conflict.3 head somebody ↔ offSTOP MOVING to stop someone going somewhere by moving in front of them Soldiers headed them off at the border. head→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
head offWe managed to head off a financial crisis last year, but we may not be so lucky this year.They agreed to meet government ministers in an attempt to head off a major conflict.
From Longman Business Dictionaryhead something → off phrasal verb [transitive] to take action to prevent something bad from happeningThe country needs to find oil in time to head off a serious energy crisis. head→ See Verb table
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Verb table
head
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhead
he, she, itheads
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyheaded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave headed
he, she, ithas headed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad headed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill head
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have headed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam heading
he, she, itis heading
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you, we, theyare heading
Past
I, he, she, itwas heading
you, we, theywere heading
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been heading
he, she, ithas been heading
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been heading
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be heading
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been heading
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