Definition of lead off in English:

lead off

1Start: the newsletter leads off with a report on tax bills
More example sentences
  • My parents may watch a lot of television, but they don't care for the local news leading off with murders.
  • Two weeks ago, Stewart led off with a news story from CNN.
  • For a change, we decided this week to lead off with Good News.
Synonyms
begin, start (off), commence, open
informal kick off
1.1 Baseball Bat first in a game or inning.
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  • In the Braves' half of the first inning, he led off and deposited the first pitch of the game into the left field seats.
  • He hit his home run, leading off in the fourth inning.
  • He led off for the Giants, and took two fastballs to get ahead in the count.
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