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lead

noun [S] (WINNING POSITION)        /liːd/ /liːd/
B2 a winning position during a race or other situation where people are competing: For the first time in the race Harrison is in the lead. With a final burst of speed she went/moved into the lead. After last night's win Johnson has taken (over) the lead in the championship table. By the end of the day's play Davies had a lead of three points.Scoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeated
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