Try Our Apps


Gobble up these 8 terms for eating

head out

Depart, begin a journey, as in The ship was heading out to sea, or When do you head out again?
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® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for head out
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Alan stopped and put his hands on his hips, straightened his head out on his neck so that he was standing tall.

  • I shouted, sticking my head out the side window of the pilot-house.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • 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
  • The crocodile lifted his head out of the water, and did not move again.

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
  • A few seconds later she reappears, showing her head out of doors and giving a little cry of delight.

    Insect Adventures J. Henri Fabre

Word of the Day

Word Value for head

Scrabble Words With Friends