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Lead off   /lɛd ɔf/   Listen
Lead off

Teach immoral behavior to.  Synonym: lead astray.
Set in motion, cause to start.  Synonyms: begin, commence, start.  "The Iraqis began hostilities" , "Begin a new chapter in your life"

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"Lead off" Quotes from Famous Books

... Judge," Jimmy said coolly, "started to take Prencess Anne the fust day, an' ole Meshach's Samson knocked him a sprawlin', an' Meshach hisself finished him. To-day he starts in to lead off yon poor imbecile, Levin Dennis, and, as I expresses my opinion of it, he draws his knife on me; so I takes my foot, Judge, that you have seen me untie a knot with, and I spiles his wrist with it. Take care of his knife, Levin,—he's a ...
— The Entailed Hat - Or, Patty Cannon's Times • George Alfred Townsend

Words linked to "Lead off" :   profane, debase, jump-start, jumpstart, deprave, start up, introduce, demoralize, lead astray, begin, corrupt, debauch, end, inaugurate, pervert, subvert, embark on, vitiate, usher in, set off, recommence, commence, misdirect, demoralise

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