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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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