lead up to something Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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lead up to something

phrasal verb with lead  us   /lid/ verb (past tense and past participle led  /led/ )
to ​happen, say, or do in ​preparation for something: In the three ​games leading up to the Sugar ​Bowl, his ​teamyielded 35, 35, and 42 ​points. I ​thought you were leading up to a ​question at the end of that.
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