lead verb (CONTROL)
- 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)
The Lions are leading the Hawks 28–9. 猛獅隊以28：9領先老鷹隊。
- 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)
[ + 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。
- 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)
She led them down the hall. 她帶著他們走過大廳。
lead the way
- 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)
- 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 noun (WINNING POSITION)
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。
- 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.