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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
    The Prime Minister had invited the President to lead off the press conference.
    lead off with: She led off the afternoon with questions from the audience.
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