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Phrasal Verbs

head for

This page is about the phrasal verb head for

Meaning: to go in a certain direction or towards a particular place or situation

For example:

  • head for That road heads for the airport and the traffic's always really bad. Isn't there another way we can go?

  • be heading for The company was heading for bankruptcy until the new CEO came in and turned things around.

Nouns often used as objects with head for: home, the office, the airport, the station; trouble, disaster, bankruptcy

Quick Quiz:

After robbing the bank, the thieves ran out and headed for

a. the police station

b. their getaway car

c. the ATM machine

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