Translation of "lead" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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leadverb

uk /liːd/ us /liːd/ led, led uk /led/ us

lead verb (CONTROL)

B2 [ I or T ] to control a group of people, a country, or a situation

領導,帶領,率領
I think we've chosen the right person to lead the expedition. 我認為我們已經找到了帶領這支探險隊的合適人選。
I've asked Gemma to lead the discussion. 我已請傑瑪帶領大家討論。
Who will be leading the inquiry into the accident? 誰來領導事故的調查工作?

More examples

  • There was nobody strong enough to lead an effective countervailing force against the dictator.
  • Men have always played an active part in leading worship while women have been confined to more passive roles.
  • Gandhi and Martin Luther King both led campaigns of civil disobedience to try to persuade the authorities to change their policies.
  • The opposition leader led a very forceful attack on the government in parliament this morning.
  • The deputy state fire marshal led the arson investigation.

lead verb (BE WINNING)

B2 [ I or T ] (especially in sports or other competitions) to be in front, to be first, or to be winning

(尤指在比賽中)領先,位居前列
After 30 minutes the challengers were leading by two goals. 30分鐘過後挑戰者已經領先兩分。
With two laps to go Ngomo led by less than two seconds. 還剩下兩圈時恩科莫領先不到兩秒鐘。
The Lions are leading the Hawks 28–9. 猛獅隊以28:9領先老鷹隊。

More examples

  • The poll shows that the government is leading by the narrowest of margins.
  • At half-time, United were leading with two goals by Black.
  • She's been leading throughout the race, but it now looks as if she's tiring.
  • The Sonics led by only 2 points at intermission.
  • The champion was leading by two sets to one when rain stopped play.

lead verb (INFLUENCE)

C2 [ T ] to cause someone to do something, especially something bad

引誘,誘導
[ + to infinitive ] The brochure led me to believe that the price included home delivery. 這本小冊子誤導我相信價格中包含送貨費。
It's worrying that such a prominent politician is so easily led. 如此顯要的政治家竟然這樣容易被人誤導實在令人擔憂。
He was a weak man, led astray by ambition. 他是個意志薄弱的人,野心讓他迷失了方向。

More examples

  • The success of the product led many firms to try to copy them.
  • The seductions of life in a warm climate have led many Britons to live abroad, especially in Spain.
  • It was his instinct for self-preservation that led him to abandon his former friends and transfer his allegiance to the new rulers.
  • He's at that impressionable age when he's very easily led by other children.
  • What led you to make such a drastic decision?

lead verb (SHOW WAY)

B1 [ I ] to show the way to a group of people, animals, vehicles, etc. by going in front of them

帶路,領路,引路
I don't know the way, so you'd better lead. 我不認識路,你最好在前面帶路。
If you lead in the jeep, we'll follow behind on the horses. 如果你開吉普車帶路,我們就騎馬跟在後面。

[ T ] To lead a group of moving people or vehicles is to walk or drive in front of them.

引導,引領,給…當先導
The local youth band will lead the parade this weekend. 在週末的遊行中當地的青年樂隊將走在最前面。
A large black hearse led the funeral procession. 一輛大型黑色靈車引領著整個送葬隊伍。

B1 [ T usually + adv/prep ] to take someone somewhere, by going with them

帶,領
She led them down the hall. 她帶著他們走過大廳。
The waiter led us to our table. 侍者把我們領到桌邊。
Our guide led us through the mountains. 嚮導領我們穿過了山區。

B1 [ T usually + adv/prep ] to take hold of a person or animal and take him, her, or it somewhere

領,牽
She took the child by the hand and led him upstairs to bed. 她拉著孩子的手領他上樓睡覺。
He led the horse out of the stable. 他把馬從馬廄裡牽了出來。
lead the way

to show the way by going in front

帶路,領路,引路
You've been there before - why don't you lead the way? 你以前去過那裡——為甚麽不給我們帶路?

to make more progress than other people in the development of something

領先
The company has been leading the way in network applications for several years. 幾年來該公司在網路應用方面一直處於領先地位。

More examples

  • They led us into the forest.
  • A group of firefighters led the march.
  • We asked Ralph to lead us through the rough terrain.
  • They led in the car and we followed on bikes.
  • They led us into a small room.

lead verb (DIRECTION)

B2 [ I or T, usually + adv/prep ] (especially of roads, paths, doors, signs, information, etc.) to go in a particular direction or have a particular result, or to allow or cause this

伸向,通向,通往
There's a track that leads directly to the reservoir. 有一條小道直接通向水庫。
The door leads out onto a wide, shady terrace. 落地窗通向寬大陰涼的露臺。
A narrow trail of blood led directly into the cave. 一條細細的血跡一直通到山洞裡。
This information led the police to a house near the harbour. 員警根據這個情報來到了港灣附近的一座房子。

More examples

  • This door leads to the garden.
  • A narrow path led to their cottage.
  • Muddy footprints led to the door.
  • Where does this road lead?
  • The stepping stones lead across the marsh.

lead verb (LIVE)

lead a busy, normal, quiet, etc. life

B2 to live a particular type of life

過著忙碌/正常/寧靜等的生活
He was able to lead a normal life, despite the illness. 儘管有病但他還可以過正常的生活。
We certainly don't lead a life of luxury but we're not poor either. 我們的生活當然並不奢華,但也算不上貧困。

leadnoun

uk /liːd/ us /liːd/

lead noun (WINNING POSITION)

B2 uk /liːd/ us [ S ] a winning position during a race or other situation where people are competing

領先,佔優
For the first time in the race Harrison is in the lead. 在此次比賽中哈里森第一次領先。
With a final burst of speed she went/moved into the lead. 經過最後衝刺她跑到了最前面。
After last night's win Johnson has taken (over) the lead in the championship table. 昨晚獲勝後,約翰遜已經登上了冠軍榜的榜首。
By the end of the day's play Davies had a lead of three points. 經過一天的比賽戴維斯領先三分。

More examples

  • The latest opinion poll puts the Democrats in the lead.
  • The French driver has taken the lead in the Paris-Dakar rally.
  • She succeeded in retaining her lead in the second half of the race.
  • Italy had a comfortable three-goal lead over France by half-time.
  • Lewis held onto the lead until the final lap.

lead noun (SHOWING WAY)

C2 [ C usually singular ] the act of showing a person or group of people what to do

示範,榜樣
We'll go through the dance routine again - follow my lead (= do what I do). 我們再走一遍基本舞步——照我的樣子做。

lead noun (INFORMATION)

[ C ] a piece of information that allows a discovery to be made or a solution to be found

線索,提示
A lead from an informer enabled the police to make several arrests. 根據告密者提供的線索,員警逮捕了幾個人。

lead noun (ACTOR)

the lead C2 [ C ]

the main part or actor in a film or play

主角,主演

lead noun (ELECTRICAL)

[ C ] also wire, UK also flex, US also cord a wire covered in plastic and used to connect electrical equipment to the electricity supply

引線,導線

lead noun (FOR ANIMAL)

[ C ] mainly UK US usually leash a piece of rope, chain, etc. tied to an animal, especially to a dog at its collar when taking it for a walk

(牽狗等動物用的)繩索,鏈子
Please keep your dog on a lead when on the beach. 在海灘上請牽住你的狗。

leadnoun [ U ]

uk /led/ us /led/

lead noun [ U ] (SUBSTANCE)

[ U ] symbol Pb a chemical element that is a very heavy, soft, dark grey, poisonous metal, used especially in the past on roofs and for pipes and also for protection against radiation

lead pipes 鉛管

[ C or U ] (the narrow strip of) coloured material, usually black and made of graphite, in the centre of a pencil

鉛筆芯

More examples

  • The pipes were made of lead.
  • They stole lead from the roofs.
  • She was suffering from lead poisoning.
  • The window frames were made of lead.
  • Pencils do not contain real lead nowadays.

(Translation of “lead” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)