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lead (someone or something) away

To guide someone or something in a direction away (from someone or something else). After the judge issued the sentence, the bailiff led the defendant away. I dug a path that would lead the rain water away from the construction site.
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lead someone or something (away) (from someone or something)

to direct or guide someone or something away from someone or something. The officer led the victim's wife away from the accident. The trainer led away the dog from the other animals. We led them away.


/take down the garden path
To mislead or deceive (another).
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Several trails lead away from the campground at Garibaldi Lake and one wonders why they are not shown on the relief map, especially considering that the distances along these trails are given in the text and since many features along these trails are discussed.
"The meeting was perfectly well-chaired," said the primate, who was in a Comer Brook, Nfld., hospital with kidney stones, "but in this job and in this office, where we work on three-year cycles which lead up to, then lead away from a General Synod, it was frustrating not to be there to see what happens with what has been done."
As well, Neill shows how the "seductive practices" of new historicism can often lead away from actual events into a world where our preconditioned imaginations draw "historical conclusions."
Smethwick Hall OB quickly went into a two-goal lead away at lowly Bartley Green OB thanks to strikes from W Edmonds and D Yend.
And the French coach became so emotional at the support he has received since being rushed to hospital for life-saving surgery, that he broke down, and had to be lead away.
League leaders Atack Snooker C twice took the lead away at Nuneaton Police Club, but had to settle for a share of the spoils as the hosts hit back to claim a 2-2 draw.