Synonyms of 'head someone off'
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interceptDictionary, divert, deflect
He turned into the hallway and headed her off.
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a manoeuvre to deflect our attention from what was happening
To divert vehicles or travellers means to make them follow a different route or go to a different destination than they originally intended. You can also say that someone or something diverts from a particular route or to a particular place.
A new bypass will divert traffic from the A13.
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