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Reply Fri 11 Jan, 2019 02:30 am
Does "to head off" here mean "to prevent"?

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Reply Fri 11 Jan, 2019 07:52 am
Moved to head off = take steps to Interrupt or deflect
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Reply Sun 13 Jan, 2019 06:22 am
@PUNKEY,
PUNKEY wrote:

Moved to head off = take steps to Interrupt or deflect



Take steps in order to prevent the cuts to food assistance for millions of Americans from happening?

Thank you.

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Reply Sun 13 Jan, 2019 05:12 pm
@oristarA,
Administration (moved to prevent ....) effects/ cuts

Or

Adminstration (took steps to interrupt) effects/cuts



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Reply Mon 14 Jan, 2019 03:33 am
@PUNKEY,
That is, Trump doesn't want these Americans to become hungry for food?
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