lead up to sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"lead up to sth" in British English

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lead up to sth

phrasal verb with lead uk   us   /liːd/ verb (led, led uk   /led/ us   )

lead up to sth (HAPPEN)

C2 If a ​period of ​time or ​series of ​eventsleads up to an ​event or ​activity, it ​happens until that ​event or ​activitybegins: The ​pilot had no ​recollection of the ​eventsleading up to the ​crash.
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lead up to sth (TALK)

to ​prepare to ​talk about something by ​graduallymentioning the ​subject you ​want to ​talk about: He ​startedtelling me about a ​wonderful new ​restaurant he'd been to and I ​wondered what he was ​leading up to.
(Definition of lead up to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lead up to sth" in Business English

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lead up to sth

phrasal verb with lead uk   us   /liːd/ verb (led /led/ , led /led/ )
if a ​period of ​time or ​series of ​eventsleads up to an ​event or ​activity, it continues until that ​event or ​activity begins: The ​documentprovides a ​window into ​events that ​led up to the ​sale of the ​corporation.
(Definition of lead up to sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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