Lead off - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈliːd ɔːf|  American pronunciation of the word lead off
Brit.  |ˈliːd ɒf|  British pronunciation of the word lead off

verb

- teach immoral behavior to
It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits
- set in motion, cause to start (syn: begin, commence, start)

Extra examples

A well-known dramatic critic led off the congratulations.

He led off with his companion in a sort of quickstep.

...plans to lead off the news conference with a prepared statement...

It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits

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