Definition of lead off in English:

lead off

  • 1 Baseball Bat first in a game or inning: Tony plays shortstop and leads off
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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.
  • 1.1(Of a base runner) be in a position to run from a base while standing off the base.
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    • Then all of the sudden I'd hear Vin coming in clear as a bell talking about Davey Lopes leading off of first base or something, and it was like a free ice cream cone had appeared in my hand.
    • A runner leading off second looks in at the catcher's signs and then signals to the batter.
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