Synonyms of head someone/something off in English:

head someone/something off


See definition of head someone/something off

phrase

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