Meaning of “head someone off” in the English Dictionary

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"head someone off" in American English

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head someone off

phrasal verb with head us /hed/ verb

(STOP MOVEMENT)

to block someone's movement by getting in front of the person:

Police tried to head off the bank robbers at the next exit.

(Definition of “head someone off” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)