lead off

Primary Meanings of lead off

1.
v
set in motion, cause to start
2.
v
teach immoral behavior to
Full Definitions of lead off
1

v set in motion, cause to start

Synonyms:
begin, commence, start
begin
have a beginning, of a temporal event
Antonyms:
end, terminate
bring to an end or halt
Types:
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jump-start, jumpstart
start or re-start vigorously
recommence
cause to start anew
inaugurate, introduce, usher in
be a precursor of
set off
set in motion or cause to begin
commence, embark on, start, start up
get off the ground
inaugurate, kick off
commence officially
open
begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.
2

v teach immoral behavior to

“It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits”
Synonyms:
lead astray
Type of:
corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, misdirect, pervert, profane, subvert, vitiate
corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

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