head for (someone or something)

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head for (someone or something)

To proceed or move toward someone or something. Claire immediately headed for her parents when they arrived at day care. Head for the center of town, and I'll meet you there. I headed for the dugout after being tagged out.
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head for someone or something

to aim for or move toward someone or something. She waved good-bye as she headed for the door. Ann came in and headed for her mother.
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headed for something

destined for something. Harry is headed for real trouble. She is headed for a breakdown.
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head for

Proceed or go in a certain direction, as in I'm heading for town, or I believe Karen and Jane are heading for a big quarrel. This expression, which uses head in the sense of "advance toward," is occasionally amplified with a figurative destination, especially in the American West. For example, head for the hills means "to run away to high and safer ground" or "to flee from danger." It is often used facetiously, as in Here comes that old bore-head for the hills!Head for the setting sun alludes to where a wanted man or outlaw went when a law-enforcement agent was close behind him, that is, farther west, and head for the last roundup means "to die." [Early 1800s]
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head for

v.
1. To travel toward some destination: We headed for Houston.
2. To set something or someone on a course toward some destination, situation or condition. Used passively: This bus is headed for New York. You're headed for trouble if you keep telling such lies.
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References in classic literature ?
With a quick inclination of the head for us both, and an earnest, friendly glance at the young man, Miss Haldin left us covering our heads and looking after her straight, supple figure receding rapidly.
Global Banking News-May 28, 2019--Stifel appoints head for US equity trading
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BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-May 28, 2019--Stifel appoints head for US equity trading
Global Banking News-October 14, 2010--Jefferies hires head for US M&A(C)2010 ENPublishing - http://www.enpublishing.co.uk
Global Banking News-June 14, 2017--Barclays hires head for US rates trading
Germany-based Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB) has announced that it has hired a head for US equity research.
Global Banking News-April 26, 2017--Deutsche Bank names head for US par loan trading
Global Banking News-August 16, 2016--HSBC names head for US retail banking
Global Banking News-January 6, 2016--Macquarie hires head for US equity research
Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS) has announced that it has named a head for US flow credit.
Global Banking News-September 23, 2014--BNP selects investment banking head for US
Investment banking firm, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW), a unit of Stifel Financial Corp, has announced that it has hired a head for US operations, according to Reuters.
Global Banking News-June 17, 2014--HSBC names new head for US operations
Global Banking News-April 14, 2014--Citi names head for US retail operations