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lead 1

British English: /liːd/
American English: /lid/

noun

  • 1 (winning position in race, game, poll, quiz)to be in the lead o to have the lead
    essere in testa o al primo posto
    to go into the lead o to take the lead
    passare in testa o assumere il comando
    this gave him the lead
    questo lo fece passare in testa o al comando
    to move into an early lead to share the lead
  • 3 (initiative)to take the lead
    prendere l'iniziativa
    to take the lead in doing
    prendere l'iniziativa a fare
    to give a o the lead
    dare il via (in doing nel fare)
    to follow somebody's lead
    seguire l'esempio di qualcuno
  • 4 (clue) to have a number of leads to pursue
    avere più piste da seguire
    this was our first real lead
    questo fu la nostra prima vera traccia
    to give somebody a lead as to
    dare a qualcuno un suggerimento per (solution)
    dare a qualcuno un'indicazione circa (perpetrator)
  • 6 (Journalism) (story)to be the lead
    essere in prima pagina
    to be the lead in all the papers
    essere su tutte le prime pagine dei giornali
  • 9 (in cards)it's Nina's lead
    è di mano Nina

adjective before n

transitive verb pass., p.pass. led

  • 1 (guide, escort)
    guidare, condurre (person) (to something a qualcosa) (to somebody da qualcuno) (out of fuori da) (through per)
    to lead somebody into the house, into the kitchen
    condurre qualcuno in casa, in cucina
    to lead somebody up, down
    portare o condurre qualcuno su per, giù da (hill, staircase)
    to lead somebody back
    riportare qualcuno indietro
    riaccompagnare qualcuno (to a)
    to lead somebody away
    condurre via o allontanare qualcuno (from da)
    to lead somebody across the road
    fare attraversare la strada a qualcuno
    to lead somebody to safety, into a trap
    portare qualcuno al sicuro, in trappola
  • 2 (pull, take by hand or bridle)
    condurre, portare (child, prisoner, horse) (to a) (into in) (by per)
    to lead somebody to his cell
    condurre qualcuno alla sua cella
  • 3 (bring)
    (path, route, sign, clue)
    portare (to a)
    guidare (to da, verso)
    (sound, smell)
    guidare (person) (to da, verso)
    where is this discussion leading us?
    a che cosa ci porta questa conversazione?
    this leads me to my main point
    con questo arrivo al punto principale
    to lead the conversation onto
  • 5 (Sport, Business) (be ahead of)
    condurre su, essere in vantaggio su (rival)
    guidare su (team)
    to be leading somebody by 10 metres
    avere un vantaggio di 10 metri su qualcuno
    to be leading Liverpool 4-2
    condurre per quattro a due contro il Liverpool
    to lead the world
    essere al primo posto nel mondo
    to lead the field
    (in commerce, research) essere il leader nel settore
    (in race) condurre o essere in testa
    to lead the market
    essere il leader del mercato
  • 6 (cause, influence)to lead somebody to do
    portare qualcuno a fare
    to lead somebody to believe, hope that …
    indurre qualcuno a credere, sperare che …
    to be led to believe that …
    essere indotto a credere che …
    he led me to expect that …
    mi indusse ad aspettarmi che …
    what led you to this conclusion?
    che cosa ti portò a questa conclusione?
    everything leads me to conclude that …
    tutto mi porta a pensare che …
    to be easily led
  • 8 (Law)to lead a witness
    interrogare un testimone suggerendogli le risposte

intransitive verb pass., p.pass. led

  • 1 (go, be directed)to lead to
    (path, route)
    condurre, portare a
    (door)
    dare su
    (exit, trapdoor)
    portare a
    to lead back to
    ricondurre a o riportare a
    to lead off the corridor
    (passage)
    partire dal corridoio
    footsteps led away from the scene
    le tracce si allontanavano dal luogo
  • 2 (result in)to lead to
    portare a (complication, discovery, accident, response)
    it was bound to lead to trouble
    era destinato a creare problemi
    one thing led to another, and we…
    da cosa nacque cosa, e noi…
  • 4 (go first)
    (in walk) fare strada
    (in procession) essere in testa
    (in action, discussion) prendere l'iniziativa
  • 7 (Journalism)to lead with
    mettere in prima pagina (story, headline, picture)
  • 9 (in cards)
    essere di mano

Idioms

to lead the way

(go first) fare strada
(guide others) mostrare la via o la strada
(be ahead, winning) essere in testa

to lead the way up, down, into

mostrare la strada per salire, scendere, entrare

to lead the way in space research

Phrasal verbs

lead off

(begin)
cominciare (with con)

lead on:

lead [somebody] on 1.1 (give false hope)
illudere, ingannare (client, investor, searcher)
1.2 (sexually) 1.3 (influence)
incanalare (conversation)

lead up to:

lead up to [something] 1.1 (precede) the years leading up to the war
gli anni che precedettero la guerra
1.2 (culminate in)
portare a, concludersi con (argument, outburst)
1.3 (introduce)
portare a (topic)
I had a feeling you were leading up to that
me lo sentivo che volevi arrivare a questo

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lead 2
British English: /lɛd/
American English: /lɛd/

noun

Idioms

to fill o pump somebody full of lead

[informal]
riempire qualcuno di piombo

to get the lead out

(American English) [informal]
(stop loafing) darsi una mossa
(speed up) liberarsi della zavorra

to go over o to go down like a lead balloon

(American English) (British English) [informal]
fallire miseramente

to swing the lead

(British English) [informal] [rare]

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