head someone/something off


head someone/something off
1)

he went to head off the visitors

Syn:
intercept, divert, redirect, re-route, turn away
2)

they headed off an argument

Syn:
forestall, avert, stave off, nip in the bud, prevent, avoid, stop

Synonyms and antonyms dictionary. 2014.

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