Phrasal Verb: “head for”

From: Dictionary of English Idioms by ธง วิทัยวัฒน์ :  head for มุ่งหน้า, ไปตามแนวของ = go in the direction of, move in a specified direction or toward a specified point  Example: The ship headed for Bangkok. เรือมุ่งหน้าไปกรุงเทพฯ We are headed for England this summer เราจะไปเที่ยว (มุ่งหน้า) ประเทศอังกฤษกันฤดูร้อนนี้

This idiom is almost always used in the present continuous: heading for or in the simple past headed for.

Here are some examples gleaned from Corpus of Contemporary American English:

They were heading for the tracks, where, with any luck, a train would come by

That’s the place we’re heading for.

Wild animals such as native foxes are heading for backyard swimming pools after finding their typical watering holes dry

On February 2, 1942, the Hornet’s sailors were stunned to see two experimental
B-25s loaded on board, and then, once they were out to sea, to watch them lift
off- the first ground-based medium bombers to take off from a carrier in the
history of aviation. # On March 4, the Hornet slipped out of Norfolk,
heading for the Panama Canal, and then San Francisco. From the moment it departed, every move of the Hornet was cloaked in the most rigid secrecy.

Expression: …could be headed for trouble… “If you go into that bar, you could be headed for trouble”

He tucked the Winchester under his arm, opened the gate, and  headed for the station.

Hazlit handed his hat, walking stick, and gloves to his butler, glanced at the
longcase clock in his foyer, and headed for his library. There was still time to plough through several hours’ worth of correspondence and reports prior to the evening’s obligations. # Before he sat at his desk, though, Hazlit scanned his shelves until he came across a volume of Wordsworth. He unfastened the little rose from his lapel and tucked it carefully between the pages of the book, then forced himself to get down to work.

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