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lead
liːd [n]lɛd [v]liːd
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Part of Speech(动) verb, (不及物的动) intransitive verb, (名) noun, (及物的动) transitive verb
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(名) As a noun
  1. The playing of a card to start a trick in bridge.
    • A position of leadership.
    • A jumper that consists of a short piece of wire.
    • Mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil.
    • Thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing.
    • Restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal.
    • The timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine.
    • An advantage held by a competitor in a race.
    • Evidence pointing to a possible solution.
    • The introductory section of a story.
    • A news story of major importance.
    • An indication of potential opportunity.
    • The position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base.
      • An actor who plays a principal role.
      • The score by which a team or individual is winning.
      • The angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile).
      • A soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey.
      (动) As a verb
      1. Cause to undertake a certain action.
        • Preside over.
        • Lead, as in the performance of a composition.
        • Move ahead (of others) in time or space.
        • Travel in front of; go in advance of others.
        • Take somebody somewhere.
        • Be in charge of.
        • Be conducive to.
        • Have as a result or residue.
        • Tend to or result in.
        • Stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point.
        • Lead, extend, or afford access.
        • Cause something to pass or lead somewhere.
        • Be ahead of others; be the first.
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