Definition of lead off in English:

lead off

  • 1Start: the newsletter leads off with a report on tax bills
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    • 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.
    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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