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head

verb     /hed/
[T] HR to lead or manage a team, department, organization, etc.: After five years in the US office, he returns to London to head the finance department.
[I] to move in a particular direction or towards a particular result: be headed for/towards sth The corporate bond market is heading for its worst year in a decade as prices continue to fall. These initial signs of recovery show the company is once again headed in the right direction.
[T, passive] to put a title at the top of a page, column, etc.: The report was headed "confidential".
head north/south informal FINANCE, STOCK MARKET if share prices or currencies head north, they increase in value, and if they head south, they lose value: The job cuts followed significant drops in stock values when the Nasdaq headed south.
(Definition of head verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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