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head sth off

phrasal verb with head uk   us   /hed/ verb
to take ​action to ​stop something from ​happening: The Federal Reserve was ​accused of ​failing to ​head off a ​crisis in ​homemortgages. head off ​recession/​inflation/​legislation, etc.
(Definition of head sth off from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “head sth off”
in Chinese (Simplified) 防止,阻止(困难或不好的情况发生)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 防止,阻止(困難或不好的情況發生)…
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