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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theylead to
he/she/itleads to
present participleleading to
past tenseled to
past participleled to
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  1. 1

    lead into


    lead on to

    lead to something to begin a process that causes something to happen
    There is no doubt that stress can lead to physical illness.
    a process of negotiation leading to a peaceful settlement
    See also thing
  2. 2
    lead to something/lead someone to something to make someone think something
    The evidence leads me to a different conclusion.
See also main entry: lead


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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