lead into

lead into (something)

1. To guide or direct someone or something into something or some place. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is usually used between "lead" and "into." I dug a path that would lead excess rain water into the drainage ditch by the side of our house. The officer led us into the courtroom to await our sentence.
2. To transition or segue into something else. The extended monologue leads into a beautiful description of the Appalachian mountains. Her guitar solo leads into an orchestral arrangement of the band's most popular single.
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lead someone into something

 and lead someone in
to guide someone into something or some place. The usher led us into the darkened theater and showed us our seats. She led in the children. We led them in.
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lead into

1. To guide someone into something or some place: The guide led the tourists into the cave.
2. To make a transition into something; segue into something: The ballad leads into a dance number.
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Alchemists found a successful formula to turn lead into gold.
Adults today grew up at a time when we were still putting several hundred thousand tons of lead into gasoline each year.
Smoking any type of tobacco products on the range should be prohibited to prevent acceleration of inhaled lead into the blood stream and ingestion of lead transferred from hands to the cigarette, cigar, etc.
The city also added calcium orthophosphate to the water supply to control corrosion in pipes which leaches lead into drinking water and recommended running taps for one minute before using.
Other studies have shown that the intrusion of lead into the lens of the eye may cause protein conformational changes that decrease lens transparency.
They found that women who never had children -- and therefore never shed significant bone and bone-bound lead to developing offspring -- carry far more lead into old age than those who had been pregnant.
the skeleton), is to maximize the lead concentration gradient between these tissues and blood for prolonged periods of time, thereby favoring continued efflux of lead into the circulation and elimination via urinary of fecal routes.
Lead solder, flux and piping have also been banned by EPA because these plumbing materials can release traces of lead into the water.
Times of physiologic stress such as menopause can result in the release of stored lead into the blood through demineralization, the same process that causes calcium to be released from bone.
16) suggested that disintegration caused by mechanical joint action leads to an increased release of lead into synovial fluid.
Conversely, trabecular bone has a relatively rapid turnover and releases a good deal of lead into the blood.
Storm water can sweep this lead into nearby culverts and arroyos, and ultimately washes it into nearby waterways where it can adversely affect water quality and aquatic ecosystems.
Some candles made with metal wicks emit lead into the air when burned, finds a study by environmental chemist Jerome Nriagu of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, scheduled for publication in an upcoming issue of Science of the Total Environment.