spearhead Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “spearhead” in the English Dictionary

"spearhead" in British English

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spearheadverb [T]

uk   /ˈspɪə.hed/  us   /ˈspɪr-/
to ​lead something such as an ​attack or a ​course of ​action: British ​troops spearheaded the ​invasion. Joe Walker will be spearheading ​our new ​marketinginitiative.

spearheadnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈspɪə.hed/  us   /ˈspɪr-/
a ​person or ​group that ​leads something such as an ​attack or a ​course of ​action: American ​troopsformed the spearhead of the ​attack.
(Definition of spearhead from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"spearhead" in American English

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spearheadverb [T]

 us   /ˈspɪər·hed/
to ​lead something such as a ​course of ​action or an ​attack: Joe will spearhead ​our new ​marketingcampaign.
(Definition of spearhead from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"spearhead" in Business English

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spearheadnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈspɪəhed/
a ​person or ​group that ​leads an ​organizedactivity or ​project: He is the spearhead of the ​project.

spearheadverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈspɪəhed/
to ​lead an ​organizedactivity or ​project: He's spearheading a ​project to ​startrebuilding the hospital.
(Definition of spearhead from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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