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8 'head' phrasal verbs - head up, head out, head off...

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Head to http://www.engvid.com for help with vocabulary! In this lesson we will look at phrasal verbs that use the verb 'head' with different prepositions to mean different things. You'll learn the meaning of head to, head up, head over, and more. Head over to http://www.engvid.com/phrasal-verbs-head/ to take the quiz! TRANSCRIPT Hi again. I'm Adam. In today's lesson we're going to look at phrasal verbs, and today's phrasal verb is -- starts with -- "head": "head up", "head down", "head out", "head over", "head in" or "head inside" - both okay -, "head back", "head off", "head for". Okay? These are the ones we're going to look at and we're going to give examples of each one. First thing to notice: I have... I've grouped these all into one bunch. Basically, these all mean "go". So when we say "head" with any one of these it means "go", but where we go, the direction we go, that changes with each preposition. So let's look at them. When I say: "head up" generally I'm talking about going north. Okay? So if I'm in the US, I'm going to head up to Canada because I'm going north. If I'm in Canada, I'm going to head down to the States. Generally speaking, when we travel or when we go somewhere or drive somewhere especially, we use "head up", "head down". So again, "head up", "head down". If you're going east or west, you basically just "head over" to wherever you're going. Actually let me get to this one: so "head over" means go to a destination or go to a place. So I'm sure some of you have heard the expression "come over". -"Hey, what are you doing?" -"Nothing." -"Well, come over." "Over" means over to my house or over to where I am. So if you're going to head over to somewhere, you're going to go to a specific place. My friend calls me says: "Well, do you want to come over?" And I say: "Yeah, I'll head over right now." Means I'm going to come to your house right now. That goes with "head out". "Head out" basically means "go" but it also means "leave". Okay? So if I'm going to "head out in five minutes" means I'm going to leave here in five minutes; I'm going to go in five minutes. My friend calls me up, says: "Hey, you're late. Where are you?" Say: "Oh, sorry. I got, some things came up. I'm going to head out in five minutes." -- I'm going to leave in five minutes. If you're sitting outside, nice sunny day, drinking with your friends and then you get a little bit tired and you want to go inside your house you say: "I'm going to head in." Okay? "I'm going to head inside." Basically means "go in", "go inside". Usually you would say this when the "in" is understood like if you're outside your house, you're going to head in. If you're in a patio of a restaurant and there's too much sun, "I'm going to head in" or "head inside" -- inside the restaurant. Okay? "Head back" -- go back. We're going for a little trip and I'm getting a little bit tired or a little bit bored and I say: "You know what? Ah, forget it. I'm going to head back." I'm going to turn around, go back where I came from. Okay, all very easy. These two are a little bit different. "Head off" basically means to stop something from happening or to block, and I'll even say here prevent something from happening. Okay? So my girlfriend found out that my ex-girlfriend lives in the same city, and she found out that my ex-girlfriend is going to come over to my house and try to hook up again. So my girlfriend is going to go head her off, she's going to go and block the way; she's not going to let her get to me. Okay? She's going to "head her off at the pass", we say -- it's an expression. Old western movies, you got the cowboys, you got the Indians and the Indians are coming in for attack, and the cowboys, they head them off at the pass. Now, it could also mean to make them change course or make whoever, make something change course. Basically means make it change direction. So I'm going this way, somebody came to head me off and make me go this way instead of this way. Okay, easy. "Head for" also means "go" but it's not so much "go", it's more about move, move towards something specifically or even aim. Okay? So there's an old expression: "Head for the hills." If there's a flood coming, if it's raining very heavily and the water's starting to rise, head for the hills; go toward the hills that are higher, you can keep your feet dry. Okay? So these are all the different uses of "head" with a preposition. Head north: head up; head down: south; head out: leave or go; head over: go to a specific spot or place that you spoke with someone about; head back: go back; head off: stop, block, make change direction; head for a specific place. Now, if you want to get detailed examples, if you want sentences using all of these, go to www.engvid.com. There's a quiz there -- you can try out all these phrasal verbs. Also, check out my YouTube site and subscribe to it. And come back again; visit us, we'll give you another lesson. Thank you.
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Text Comments (216)
Ibrahim Essahli (7 days ago)
thnak you
Najm Alsumairy (22 days ago)
Thank y
kamel hatem (26 days ago)
Thank you teacher.
tom asure (1 month ago)
Amazing , my girlfriend is Canadian but im still watching your videos regularly . Thanks Adam
Daisy Button (1 month ago)
Professor Adan, could you give more examples next time, please?? 🙋🏻‍♀️
Jordan Gill (2 months ago)
Can we use it in ielts writing?
Alicia Lee (2 months ago)
Clear and useful.
ta bas (2 months ago)
head up also is used as in leading 'head up the team' or in a collision 'head on collision' or as in informing someone on your latest decision 'giving you the heads up
Shivani Chourasia (3 months ago)
Sir, what is the meaning of " head me"
ahasan habib (3 months ago)
Need some lecture on English language and literature
논 논 (4 months ago)
You are especially good at teaching
Flor Arrubla (4 months ago)
Thank you Adam. It's useful to me. May I ask you a question? I was listening to an interview. The interviewer said 'My head is up to you'. They were discussing about politics. Perhaps he was trying to say he agreed with him, but I am not sure. Could you help me? Thanks a lot.
Hyunju Anna Kim (4 months ago)
Coud I ask about difference with 'go in/into' and 'head in/into'? for me those are same. =) Thank you!
Ahmed Hassan (4 months ago)
Amazing .. Thanks
Zully Natalia (5 months ago)
I understood the way in which I can use "head" as phrasal verb.
mohamed Albakry (5 months ago)
Fabuluous !!
Gerardo Nava (5 months ago)
Great job. I really like your videos. It is a great idea to give an overview of the phrasal verbs at the end of your video. Thank you!
Sophia Fatma (5 months ago)
you are really the best . I am learning a lot. than k you very much. God bless you
Andrew D. (7 months ago)
What is the meaning of the expression " give someone heads up"
9 Pro (7 months ago)
Head on? Thanks for the vids!
Ares Kee (7 months ago)
Head up to US from Chili
نانا باطرفي (8 months ago)
Nice lesson .. Thank you teacher.
Gavin Tryde (9 months ago)
mazin alrajhi (9 months ago)
Tnx alot
Suvo Choudhury (10 months ago)
Thanks a lot sir....
Wenqi He (10 months ago)
missing heads up here =)
Viviane Fávaro (10 months ago)
thank you Adam !
Dario G (11 months ago)
Give "Heads up" means to tell someone that something is going to happen.
우정인 (11 months ago)
도움이 많이 됐습니다
KEDR (11 months ago)
thanks for the lesson, it's very simple and everything is clear!
walid Ahmed (1 year ago)
How to use "over " in a proper time. Plz make up a video on this ..
GINA NGUYEN (1 year ago)
Wonderful teacher,thank you so much Adam?
GINA NGUYEN (1 year ago)
Thank you so much Adam!!!
Alan Cabezas Baca (1 year ago)
Thanks a lot. Very useful
Kiram Malon (1 year ago)
thank you so much adam
BabyJoso (1 year ago)
와.. 대박! 딱 이거 찾고 있었는데 ㅋㅋ
Amanda Gabriela (1 year ago)
Asselhomme Desir (11 months ago)
Amanda Gabriela go
Kavali Suresh (1 year ago)
you are doing a good job. thank you so much, sir. it's very useful:)
Lanh Tran (1 year ago)
Thank you from Viet Nam
Valeria Cardona (1 year ago)
hey!!! with head in/inside, can I also say get in/inside?
Steve Benong (1 year ago)
Yeah you can
Ha Nguyen (1 year ago)
i am cr
Sahm Alshmal (1 year ago)
There is a mistake in bring quiz question 8. Check it out
Gizem Yılmazer (1 year ago)
Hello dear teacher, many dictionaries claim that head up means ' to lead or manage a team, department, organization etc' so what you tell us here is another meaning of the same phrase? Is it American or British English that you tell us about, is that the cause of the different usages of the same phrase?
Karrar Naji (1 year ago)
Wonderful! I was mixing them up and now it's super straightforward for me! Thanks Adam.
carmin Donnachie (2 years ago)
hi !I thoughthead off means " leaving a place" "it is better to head off to work i dont want to be late " :(
Dominikiy Santorsk (2 years ago)
You are an amazing teacher! Many thanks!
Elmer Valle (2 years ago)
Great examples, thank you.
Giorgi Kabanashvili (2 years ago)
These lessons not for beginners.If you intend to learn fluent English , there you are...
Wafaa Gr. (2 years ago)
Many thanks to you my best teacher
Douglas Rojas (2 years ago)
What are differences between "heads up" and "head up"?
o.k. I've known this, but now i know it better
Fisio Unime01 (2 years ago)
Omg Doesn't exist another teacher better than this guy
R Paul (2 years ago)
Thank you very much....
Shge Thj (2 years ago)
mAGY sANChez (2 years ago)
Great lesson!!! Thank you very much!!!
DEEPAK DUBEY (2 years ago)
very nice for learning phrasal verb , can we find your grammar videos
bilal abdulrahman (2 years ago)
thank you sir ...then what about go ahead?
Iris Leh (2 years ago)
Hello, I got a question. Under what condition will you say where do you head (to) or where are you heading to? Does it mean the same with 'where are you going (to)? What's the difference between 'where are you headed' and 'where are you heading'? Many thanks in advance!
Eduardo Rodrigues (2 years ago)
You are a great teacher, Adam. Thanks a lot.
Efrain Macedo (2 years ago)
Sharip 10 (2 years ago)
very useful video, could you tell about conditionals and reported statements, thanks
Fatemah Zahra (2 years ago)
PoppiD93 (2 years ago)
19 people didn't head for the right direction.
Daniel T (2 years ago)
thanks for the lesson
Sonnylyn Listanco (2 years ago)
Thank you very much, Adam! :)
Maia Lampi (2 years ago)
head off also mean: to start a journey or leave a place. "what time are you heading off?"
NDC 180 (1 year ago)
Maia Lampi spot on. In fact as far as I can see head off far outstrips head out in being used with that meaning, wouldn't you say?
Easy Jasm (2 years ago)
Adam Thanks a lot !!
Jorge Jaramillo (2 years ago)
this is a very good lesson
Yasakula Konara (3 years ago)
Excellent your presentation , I could understand it completely thank you
ali jabber (3 years ago)
forget to talked about go head thx James
Sana Iqbal (3 years ago)
Excellent Adam! I love to learn phrasal verbs, these r so interesting! I want more n more from u !
coffee (3 years ago)
I don't know about other places, but almost always here in the southern U.S. we use "head off" to mean to depart for some destination. For example, "I am heading off to work now." "I will head off to see Grandma tomorrow." The meaning given in the video seems rare at best and I can't recall the last time I heard that usage of it.
Palito de Dente (3 years ago)
well done
Palito de Dente (3 years ago)
well done
Palito de Dente (3 years ago)
well done!
Palito de Dente (3 years ago)
well done!
joel bano (3 years ago)
thank you im really love ur videos,its really helpful accounted to my few knowledge of english.
Juan Esteban (3 years ago)
I headed off to the States.
Juan Esteban (3 years ago)
What about " he headed off for Spain" ? Thanks in advance
Inna Marinova (3 years ago)
I wanna ask if I use my phone or tablet is it posible to do the quize?
Israel Villa (3 years ago)
This man is my hero. Please keep making videos like this one and try doing Idioms. Keep it up,
Nestor Mejia (3 years ago)
Very useful. Excellent!!!!
Enejan Tejikulyyeva (3 years ago)
Grateful!Thank you!
abdul rohman (3 years ago)
thanks very useful
will alves (3 years ago)
The best teacher ever
Gavin Tryde (9 months ago)
will alves *He and James too*
Jimi Li (3 years ago)
Pedro Almeida (3 years ago)
this video is awesome, please make more videos
arkadur (3 years ago)
can you tell me what kind of tenses do you use very offen, every day in canadien or usa, because i have not good memory learn 16 tenses
Gigi Alvarez luque (3 years ago)
I agree!, Ronnie and Aron; thanks!"
Айдар Алиев (3 years ago)
Frankly Adam and Ronnie are the best on Engvid
dyhia lellouche (8 days ago)
emma and James too
Gavin Tryde (9 months ago)
Айдар Алиев *And James*
Dimin (3 years ago)
does heads up mean give someone a notice 
Israel Villa (3 years ago)
+王棣民 yes, it does.
Holman Lopez (3 years ago)
I am available to practice as well for everyone. feel free to add mw to skype holman128
jask320 (3 years ago)
Thanks 4 you!
Gustavo Martinez (4 years ago)
Available to practice By skpe..my id is...gustavomtzrocha
Juan Ricardo Huerta (4 years ago)
Adam, come over!
Olga Mark (4 years ago)
It would also be nice to see the expression 'Where are you headed?' on the list :) 
الودعاني (4 years ago)
Great lesson
Luis Daza (4 years ago)
thanks !
Geovanne Lingasa (4 years ago)
You are very helpful to us as students. 
Eltie B (4 years ago)
Head up - to go north. Heads-up - to be aware of what's happening around you.

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