HyperDic: lead_off

English > 2 senses of the expression lead off:
VERBsociallead off, lead astrayteach immoral behavior to
changelead off, begin, start, commenceset in motion, cause to start
English > lead off: 2 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningteach immoral behavior to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits"
Synonymlead astray
Broadercorrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirectcorrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
English > lead off: 2 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningset in motion, cause to start.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsbegin, start, commence
Cause tobegin, startHave a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense
Narrowerinaugurate, usher in, introduceBe a precursor of
jumpstart, jump-startstart or re-start vigorously
recommenceCause to start anew
set offset in motion or cause to begin
start, start up, embark on, commenceget off the ground
Oppositeend, terminateBring to an end or halt
Similar tobeginHave a beginning, of a temporal event
Spanisharrancar, comenzar, empezar, estrenar, iniciar, originar, partir, principiar
Catalancomençar, donar començament, estrenar, iniciar, originar

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