head off (1)

INFORMAL
This page is about the phrasal verb head off (1).

Meaning: to leave a place

Synonym: leave

For example:

  • head off We'll have to head off early if we want to get there by midday.

  • head off I'd better head off. It's getting late and I've got an early start in the morning.

Quick Quiz:

I was heading off, so I shouted,

a. "Bye everyone!"

b. "Quiet! I'm thinking!"

c. "Ouch! That hurt!"

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Contributor: Matt Errey