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head

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go towards

also be headed [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to go or travel towards a particular place, especially in a deliberate way
head for/towards/back etc
The ship was heading for Cuba.
It's about time we were heading home.
head north/south etc
We headed south towards the capital.
Where are you guys headed?
2

future

be heading

also be headed [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] if you are heading for a particular situation, especially a bad one, it seems likely to happen
be heading for
Forecasters predict the region's economy is heading for disaster.
Where is your life heading?
3

be in charge

also head up [transitive] to be in charge of a team, government, organization etc:
David was asked to head up the technical team.
an interim government headed by the former Prime Minister
4

at top

[transitive]
a) to be at the top of a list or group of people or things:
The movie heads the list of Oscar nominations.
b)

be headed

if a page is headed with a particular name, title, image etc, it has it on the top:
The page was headed 'Expenses'.
officially-headed writing paper
5

at front

[transitive] to be at the front of a line of people:
a procession headed by the Queen
6

football

[intransitive,transitive always + adverb/preposition]DSF to hit the ball with your head, especially in football

head off

phrasal verb
1 to leave to go to another place:
I'm heading off now.
2

head something ↔ off

to prevent something from happening, especially something bad:
The President intervened to head off the conflict.
3

head somebody ↔ off

to stop someone going somewhere by moving in front of them:
Soldiers headed them off at the border.

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