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lead into

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

Related dictionary definitions

  1. same as lead to (sense 1)

    Discussion of a client's tax affairs will lead naturally into consideration of investment options.

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