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head sth off

verb uk phrasal verb with head   /hed/ us  
to prevent a difficult or unpleasant situation from happening: The company is putting up wages to head off a strike.
Translations of “head sth off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 防止,阻止(困難或不好的情況發生)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 防止,阻止(困难或不好的情况发生)…
(Definition of head sth off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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