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head out

1.
Depart, begin a journey, as in The ship was heading out to sea, or When do you head out again?
2.
head out after. Follow or pursue, as in Since they knew the way, we headed out after them, or A police car headed out after the car thieves.
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  • Alan stopped and put his hands on his hips, straightened his head out on his neck so that he was standing tall.

  • "Take care of her home, Hamish," said Roland, putting his head out.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Because, sticking my head out the hatchway for a taste of air, I heard the rascal captain prattling with the scoundrel mate.

    The Road to Paris Robert Neilson Stephens
  • Hamish put his head out at the window, nodding to some one who was passing.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • A few seconds later she reappears, showing her head out of doors and giving a little cry of delight.

    Insect Adventures J. Henri Fabre

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