1. To leave some place; to depart. Attention, everyone: we're heading out at 10 AM. Mom is headed out for Sacramento tomorrow afternoon.
2. To move something away from something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "head" and "out." If everyone is buckled in, I'll head the car out.
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head something out
to aim something outward; to move something on its way, head or front first. Head the boat out and pull out the throttle. I headed out the car and we were on our way.
head out (for something)
to set out for something or some place; to begin a journey to something or some place. We headed out for Denver very early in the morning. What time do we head out tomorrow morning?
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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 © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. To depart for some destination: I'm heading out to the store, do you want anything?
2. To aim or point something outward: The teenager headed the car out of the driveway and sped off.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.