Meaning of “lead up to sth” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “lead up to sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lead up to sth

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

if a period of time or series of events leads up to an event or activity, it continues until that event or activity begins:

The document provides 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)