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guide someone around something

 and guide someone around
to lead or escort someone on a tour of something or some place. Please let me guide you around the plant, so you can see how we do things here. I would be happy to guide you around.
See also: around, guide

guide someone away from someone or something

 and guide someone away
to lead or escort someone away from someone, something, or some place. (Usually said of someone who requires help or guidance.) A police officer guided the children away from the busy street. Please guide away those people before they bump into your grandmother.
See also: away, guide

guide someone or something across (something)

to lead or escort someone or something across something. I had to guide him across the desert. The bridge was very narrow and Jill got out to guide the truck across. We had to guide it across.
See also: across, guide

guide something away

 (from someone or something)
1. to lead something away from someone or something. I guided the lawn mower away from the children. Please stand there and guide away the cars.
2. to channel or route something away from someone or something. The farmer guided the creek water away from the main channel through a narrow ditch. We had to guide away the sheep from the road.
See also: away, guide

a guiding light/spirit

someone who influences a person or group and shows them how to do something successfully She was the founder of the company, and for forty years its guiding light.
See also: guide, light
References in classic literature ?
The steersman alone, calm, with a grave, clear face, his grey hair glued to his forehead, and his hand clutching the wheel of the helm, seemed even then to be guiding the three broken masts through the depths of the ocean.
And with these six creatures guiding us, we went through the tumult of ferns and creepers and tree-stems towards the northwest.
They advanced silently, the count guiding Franz as if he had the singular faculty of seeing in the dark.
Tis for this that you have led me hither, my guiding star--'tis for this that you have conducted me to the Girdle of Stone
The evening was spent chiefly in talking over Hertfordshire news, and telling again what had already been written; and when it closed, Elizabeth, in the solitude of her chamber, had to meditate upon Charlotte's degree of contentment, to understand her address in guiding, and composure in bearing with, her husband, and to acknowledge that it was all done very well.
In a few moments, notwithstanding their wet clothes, the icy blast that blew and the previous scene of terror, these hardy adventurers, with their iron frames, inured to every hardship, threw themselves down, intending to profit by the advice of Athos, who sat at the helm, pensively wakeful, guiding the little bark the way it was to go, his eyes fixed on the heavens, as if he sought to verify not only the road to France, but the benign aspect of protecting Providence.
She was fearful lest the strength of her feeling towards him should hinder her from waiting and listening faithfully for the ultimate guiding voice from within.
When not actually teaching, she was overlooking and guiding by eye and gesture; she then appeared vigilant and solicitous.
At the farther end of the vessel a form was faintly seen, guiding its motions, and using a paddle with the ease of one who felt there was no necessity for exertion.