head out

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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.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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