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- (intransitive) To begin moving away.
- (We will head off on our holidays tomorrow)
- (transitive) To intercept.
- The cavalry will head off the bandits at the pass.
- (transitive) To avoid some usually negative consequence.
- The government took steps to head off summertime shortages of gasoline.
- (intercept): cut off