Synonyms of head someone/something off in English:

head someone/something off


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1‘he ran up the road to head off approaching cars’

SYNONYMS

intercept, divert, deflect, redirect, reroute, turn aside, draw away, turn away, cut off

2‘they headed off a row by ordering further study of both plans’

SYNONYMS

forestall, avert, ward off, fend off, stave off, hold off, nip in the bud, keep at bay

prevent, avoid, stop, check, thwart

ANTONYMS

precipitate