lead astray


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lead someone astray

to direct or guide someone in the wrong direction. I am afraid that this young man has been leading you astray. I think you had better stop seeing him. No one can lead me astray. I know what I am doing.
See also: astray, lead

lead somebody astray

1. to influence someone in a negative way Parents always worry that certain friends will lead their children astray.
2. to cause someone to make a mistake The police were led astray by some false information.
Related vocabulary: go astray
See also: astray, lead

lead somebody astray

 
1. to influence someone so that they do bad things Parents always worry about their children being led astray by unsuitable friends.
2. to cause someone to make a mistake The police were led astray by false information from one of the witnesses.
See also: astray, lead