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Meaning of HEAD OFF

Pronunciation:  hed of

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
 
 Synonyms: avert, avoid, debar, deflect, fend off, obviate, stave off, ward off
 
 See Also: forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent

 

 

Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: avert, bear off, draw aside, ease off, edge off, fly off, gee, glance, glance off, go off, haw, jib, make way for, move aside, sheer off, shove aside, shunt, shy, shy off, side, sidestep, sidetrack, sidle, steer clear of, step aside, switch, turn aside, turn away, turn back, veer off
 

 

 

 

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