Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) leave some place or begin a journey
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just about to head out
The phrasal verb 'head out' usually refers to the beginning or start of a journey. It is similar in meaning to 'go out'. "What time are you planning on heading out to the shops?" To 'head out after' someone indicates that you are following them or pursuing them. "The police headed after the thief on foot but failed to catch up with them."
Social Examples (Basic)
Sorry, I can't stay and chat, I'mjust about to head out tothe cinema with some friends.
I'mheading out tothe shops later if anyone wants to join me?
A crowd gathered at the docks to wave goodbye as the shipheaded out to sea.
Professional Examples (Basic)
This topic is a little bit sensitive would you like to head outof the room so we can have some privacy?
I thought we couldhead out for lunch so I can show you around the area a little bit.
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