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lead

verb     /liːd/ ( past tense and past participle led /led/)
TAKE SOMEONE [I, T]
B1 to show someone where to go, usually by taking them to a place or by going in front of them вести, показывать путь She led them down the hall. We followed a path that led us up the mountain. You lead and we'll follow. I'll lead the way (= go first to show the route).Taking someone somewhere or telling them the way
lead into/to/towards, etc
B2 If a path or road leads somewhere, it goes there. вести в/к/по направлению к и т. д. That path leads to the beach.Routes and roads in general
BE WINNING [I, T]
B2 to be winning a game вести, лидировать (в игре) They were leading by 11 points at half-time. The Lions lead the Hawks 28-9.Scoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeated
BE THE BEST [T]
to be better than anyone else быть впереди, лидировать I still believe that we lead the world in acting talent.Extremely good
CONTROL [T]
to be in control of a group, country, or situation руководить, вести to lead a discussion Is this man really capable of leading the country? Shearer led his team to victory.Controlling and being in chargeRuling and governing
lead sb to do sth
to cause someone to do or think something заставлять, склонять кого-либо сделать что-либо What led you to think that? I was led to believe that breakfast was included.Affecting and influencing
lead a busy/normal/quiet, etc life
B2 to live in a particular way вести активный/нормальный/тихий и т. д. образ жизни He was able to lead a normal life despite his illness.Lifestyles and their studyLife and living
lead sb to a conclusion
to cause you to think that something is probably true приводить кого-либо к заключению So you thought I was leaving, did you? What led you to that conclusion?Concluding and deducing
(Definition of lead verb from the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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