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American English: /ˈlidəp/
British English: /ˈliːdʌp/


  • lead-up (to something)campaigning is intensifying in the lead-up to the election
    la campaña se está intensificando a medida que se aproximan las elecciones
    Example sentences
    • Throughout the lead-up to the event the different managers and the amounts pledged for each will be displayed in store.
    • Everything has gone quiet in the lead-up to the federal election but, once the poll is over, expect the talk to begin again.
    • And all this action was taking place in the lead-up to the last election.
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