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Meaning of LEAD OFF

Pronunciation:  led of

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  set in motion, cause to start; "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"; "The Iraqis began hostilities"; "begin a new chapter in your life"
  2. [v]  teach immoral behavior to; "It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach 'em bad habits."
 Synonyms: begin, commence, lead astray, start
 Antonyms: end, terminate
 See Also: corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, embark on, inaugurate, introduce, misdirect, pervert, profane, set off, start up, subvert, usher in, vitiate



Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: antecede, break ground, break the ice, come before, come first, commence, create, embark, enter, front, go ahead of, go before, go in advance, have priority, head, head the table, head up, inaugurate, initiate, invent, kick off, launch, lead, lead the way, open, originate, outrank, pioneer, precede, rank, rate, set to, stand first, start, take precedence, take the initiative, take the lead, take the plunge, usher in