Definition of lead the field in English:

lead the field

1Be the leader in a race.
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  • Tour leader Pierre Brambilla looked set for victory as he led the field on the morning of the last day.
  • She didn't disappoint the capacity crowd at the Sydney aquatic centre as she led the field for the entire race to win in a time of 1.58.24.
  • First out of the blocks in the Tory leadership race, he leads the field.
1.1Be the best or most popular: in the executive car group, this model leads the field
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  • But boys were in front on maths, leading the field in most countries.
  • On the sports front the Weekender continues to lead the field in local coverage, particularly in recent years with Liam Maloney in the sports editor's chair.
  • In terms of individual models, Toyota's Tazz and Corolla once again lead the field with 2236 and 1406 sales respectively.
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