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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
  1. 1

    lead to


    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.

    See also thing
  2. 2
    lead to something/lead someone to something to make someone think something
See also main entry: lead

sea lion

in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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