lead with - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theylead with
he/she/itleads with
present participleleading with
past tenseled with
past participleled with
  1. 1
    lead with something/lead something with something to begin a speech, news broadcast, story etc with a particular story or subject

    We’ll lead with the Prime Minister’s visit to China.

  2. 2
    lead with something to begin an attack in boxing with a particular hand or hit

    He led with a right jab.

See also main entry: lead