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head for

head for(
hehd
 
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to go toward)
a. ir para
We're heading for the park. Do you want to join us?Vamos para el parque. ¿Nos acompañas?
b. ir hacia
Bob and Dean didn't realize that their canoe was heading for a waterfall.Bob y Dean no se daban cuenta de que su canoa iba hacia una catarata.
c. dirigirse hacia
A crowd of people was heading for town hall.Una multitud se dirigía hacia el ayuntamiento.
d. dirigirse a
Carlos abruptly stood up and headed straight for the bathroom.Carlos se levantó bruscamente y se dirigió derecho al baño.
2. (to be in danger of)
a. buscarse
You're heading for trouble with that attitude.Con esa actitud te estás buscando problemas.
b. ir camino a
We can't let the shareholders know that we're heading for bankruptcy. Not yet.No podemos decirles a los accionistas que vamos camino a la quiebra. Todavía no.
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head for
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. dirigirse a
you're heading for trouble/disasterte estás buscando problemas/la ruina
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head for
intransitive verb
1 [+place]
where are you heading for? ¿hacia dónde vas?; ¿para dónde vas?; it's time we were heading for home ya es hora de que nos vayamos para casa; he picked up his coat and headed for the door tomó el abrigo y se dirigió hacia la puerta; when he comes home he heads straight for the TV nada más llegar a casa se va derechito para la televisión; the car was heading straight for us el coche venía derecho hacia nosotros; the vessel was heading for the port of Cádiz el navío iba rumbo al or se dirigía al puerto de Cádiz
she was heading for the station
2
to be heading for: you're heading for trouble vas por mal camino; he's heading for a disappointment se va a llevar una decepción; he's heading for a fall va camino del fracaso
the latest talks aimed at ending the civil war appear to be heading for deadlock the centuries-old ritual seems headed for extinction we are heading for ruin
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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