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English definition of “lead”

lead

verb [I/T] (BE FIRST)   /lid/ (past tense and past participle led  /led/)
( esp . in sports or other competitions) to be in front , be first, or be winning : [I/T] With only three minutes to go in the football game , New Orleans led (Dallas), 24 to 21.
(Definition of lead verb (BE FIRST) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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