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Source: http://news.yahoo.com/ukraine-field-troops-prepare-assault-donetsk-200929804.html

A group squeezed into an old Lada car returns from a reconnaissance mission. One of the soldiers heads off to relay information.

What does that mean in this context?

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    en.wiktionary.org/wiki/head_off "To begin moving away" – CowperKettle Jul 11 '14 at 17:46
  • Did you look up head off in a dictionary? If so, were there more than one definition of head off? – user6951 Jul 12 '14 at 0:16
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"To head off" means to leave or go.

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To go -

E.g., "I'm heading off to the shops" = "I'm going to the shops"; "I'm heading off now" = "I'm going/leaving now".

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