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head for sth

verb uk phrasal verb with head   /hed/ us  
B2 If you are heading for a bad situation, you are likely to experience it soon, because of your own actions or behaviour: They're heading for disaster if they're not careful. The country is heading for recession.
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in Chinese (Traditional) 很可能要遭受,會招致…
in Chinese (Simplified) 很可能要遭受,会招致…
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