What is another word for head off?

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To keep from happening by taking action in advance
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“If we act quickly, we may still be able to head off disaster.”
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Block off
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To begin moving away
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Stop action; accomplish
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To stop, deflect or divert (something in progress or motion)
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(of an action or event) To prevent from happening
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To run away
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Take over in place of another
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To divert (a locomotive) on to a lesser used track in order to allow other trains to pass
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To head straight towards a specified direction or object, usually at an accelerated speed
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