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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theylead off
he/she/itleads off
present participleleading off
past tenseled off
past participleled off
  1. to begin something by doing or saying something
    lead off with:

    She led off the afternoon with questions from the audience.

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