lead


lead
I

/liyd/ n.

position in front
leading position

1) to assume, take the lead in

2) to build up, increase one's lead

3) to hold, maintain the lead

4) to follow smb.'s lead

5) to give up, lose, relinquish the lead

6) a commanding lead

7) a lead over (she built up a commanding lead over her closest rivals)

principal role

8) to play the lead

9) the female; male lead

clue

10) to run down, track down a lead

leash

(BE)

11) see leash1, 2

II

/liyd/ v.

1) (D; tr.) ('to guide') to lead against 'to lead troops against the enemy)

2) (D; tr.) ('to guide') to lead by (to lead smb. by the hand; to lead a horse by the bridle)

3) (d; intr.) ('to go') to lead from; to (the path leads from the house to the river; all roads lead to Rome)

4) (d; tr.) ('to guide') to lead from; to (she led the group from the bus to the auditorium)

5) (D; tr.) to lead in (to lead the students in a cheer)

6) (d; intr.) ('to guide') to lead into (the prisoners were led into the courtroom)

7) (d; tr.) ('to guide') to lead off (he led the team off the field)

8) (d; tr.) ('to guide') to lead out of (the fire fighters led them out of the burning building)

9) (d; tr.) ('to guide') to lead through (to lead smb. through the fog)

10) (d; intr.) to lead to ('to result in') (the infection led to gangrene; these evening courses will lead to an academic degree)

11) (d; intr.) ('to begin') to lead with (the boxer led with a left jab)

12) (H) ('to induce') what led her to resign? I was led to believe that she would accept our offer

13) (P; intr.) ('to go') the road leads nowhere

14) (misc.) to lead smb. a merry chase (AE) = to lead smb. a merry/pretty dance (BE)

* * *
[liːd]
increase one's lead
maintain the lead
male lead
relinquish the lead
take the lead in
track down a lead
to (she led the group from the bus to the auditorium)
(H) ('to induce') what led her to resign? I was led to believe that she would accept our offer
(P; intr.) ('to go') the road leads nowhere
(d; intr.) ('to go') to lead from
['clue'] to run down
['leash'] (BE) see leash 1,2
['position in front'] ['leading position'] to assume
['principal role'] to play the lead
a commanding lead
the female
to build up
to follow smb. 's lead
to give up
to hold
(misc.) to lead smb. a merry chase (AE) = to lead smb. a merry/ pretty dance (BE)
(d; tr.) ('to guide') to lead off (he led the team off the field)
a lead over (she built up a commanding lead over her closest rivals)
(d; intr.) ('to begin') to lead with (the boxer led with a left jab)
(d; tr.) ('to guide') to lead out of (the fire fighters led them out of the burning building)
(d; intr.) to lead to (the infection led to gangrene; these evening courses will lead to an academic degree; 'to result in')
(d; intr.) ('to guide') to lead into (the prisoners were led into the courtroom)
(D; tr.) ('to guide') to lead by (to lead smb. by the hand; to lead a horse by the bridle)
(d; tr.) ('to guide') to lead through (to lead smb. through the fog)
(D; tr.) to lead in (to lead the students in a cheer)
(D;tr.) ('to guide') to leadagainst (to lead troops against the enemy)

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