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head off

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. debar, forefend, forfend, obviate, deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off, avoid, ward off(verb)

    prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

    "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"

Wiktionary

  1. head off(Verb)

    To begin moving away.

    Etymology: From head + off.

  2. head off(Verb)

    To intercept.

    Etymology: From head + off.

  3. head off(Verb)

    To avoid some usually negative consequence.

    Etymology: From head + off.

Freebase

  1. Head Off

    Head Off is the seventh and last album released by the Swedish rock band The Hellacopters. The album consist of cover songs from acts that the band felt that everyone should know about and listen to. The 2500 units of the vinyl release all come with a poster, an additionall 1500 units were later pressed which also contained the poster. A special CD box was also available in a limited run of 6000 copies worldwide and consists of a special CD that contains all of the music on one side that can be played as a regular CD, on the other side the bonus track "Straight Until Morning" can be played on a record player. The box also contains a special pin and patch as well.

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How to say head off in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of head off in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of head off in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of head off in a Sentence

  1. Dimitrios Malisiovas:

    Since professional soccer started in 1979, the problem has always been there. Violence and corruption, it’s a bit like the Greek national debt: Too hard to pay down. Or like Hercules in ancient mythology trying to cut the head off the monster, only to see another appear. But that’s what we need to fix this problem, another Hercules. Someone who is fearless and determined.

  2. Isaac Asimov:

    You must keep sending work out you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you're working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist.

  3. Spokesman Eric Schultz:

    The US did not draft this resolution nor did The US introduce this resolution, the Egyptians, in partnership with the Palestinians, are the ones who began circulating an earlier draft of The Egyptians are the ones who moved it forward on Friday.And President Obama and Kerry took the position that President Obama and Kerry did when it was put to a vote. State John Kerry also said in a statement after Friday's vote : Today, the United States acted with one primary objective in mind : to preserve the possibility of the two state solution, which every U.S. administration for decades has agreed is the only way to achieve a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.... As a lifelong friend of The Israelis, I have taken every opportunity to speak out, or cast a vote, to protect The Israelis security and the chance for a peaceful future. The Israelis tried to appeal to Trump last week to help head off the U.N. settlement resolution. While the vote was only delayed to Friday, Trump has resumed his criticism of the international body and vowed changes.

  4. Bill Robles:

    The girls would have outbursts. He would have occasional outbursts. They would all do the same thing and copy him. One time they removed him from the courtroom and put him a holding cell, behind a locked door with a little screen, at one point he was agitated and (said) something to the effect of 'Somebody ought to cut your head off, judge' ... And before you knew it, Bingo! He was leaping toward the judge. The bailiff tackled him in midair.

  5. Deontay Wilder:

    This is unfinished business that I will finish. I'm going to knock him out, i'm the lion, I'm the king of the jungle, and come February 22nd, I'm gonna rip his head off his body.

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