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" Jul 11, 2014 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, 2014 at 0:16

2 Answers 2


"To head off" means to leave or go.


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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