Meaning of “head for sth” in the English Dictionary

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"head for sth" in British English

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head for sth

phrasal verb with head uk /hed/ us /hed/ verb

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.

More examples

  • Newcastle seemed to be heading for disaster until a late goal saved the day.
  • I've told him that he's heading for trouble, but he doesn't listen - it's just water off a duck's back.
  • I've heard a whisper that they're heading for divorce.
  • You're heading for trouble.
  • You'll be heading for trouble if you don't get those brakes fixed.

(Definition of “head for sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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