lead down

lead down

1. Of a path or route, to continue to or end up at some lower point or level. This trail leads down to the lake, while the other one leads up to the peak. That's the highway leading down to Florida—we want the one going to Atlanta.
2. To help someone or an animal physically descend some pathway or route. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "lead" and "down." Every morning I lead my grandmother down the stairs to her armchair in the living room, where she likes to eat her breakfast. He held the frightened animal's harness and led it down the steep hill.
3. To guide or direct someone down to a lower point or level. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "lead" and "down." Firefighters were leading us down the building during the earthquake. My job was to lead guests down the aisle to their seats for the ceremony.
See also: down, lead

lead someone down (something)

to help someone down something, such as stairs, a steep path, a ladder, etc. The usher led the couple down the aisle and seated them at the front. I am going to the cellar myself. Let me lead you down.
See also: down, lead
References in classic literature ?
You don't know what an existence they lead down there.
Reggie Okosa and Bobby Ray Parks still tried to help the PH crew recover, cutting the lead down to three, 96-93 with 47 seconds to play.
Oak stairs lead down from the landing to the lower hallway and a further en suite bedroom, breakfasting kitchen with large walk-in pantry and garden room with French double doors leading onto the west terrace.
has only has only Stone steps lead down to a garden room with French windows to a seating terrace.
Apparently, the slides could come into use at the side of the stairs which currently lead down to the car park and the Metro station.
Steps lead down to a utility room with storage space and access to the garage.
Steps from the reception hall lead down to a cellar and a rear lobby leads to a utility room and cloakroom.
He said: "Clearly when a dog of his class turns at the head of affairs and opens up a twolength lead down the backstraight there are going to be plenty that want to get involved.
Today detectives unveiled a shocking cache of guns seized in just four months and warned: "There's only one road guns lead down - to a meeting with us, jail .
The first games were shared as Jam Younis beat Simon Leyshorn 86-69 but English Under-19 champion Dominic Mulhall produced the performance of the night in beating Peter Woods 263-43, making breaks of 112 and 50 to bring the lead down to 218 points.
Steps lead down into the tea house pit and the entrances to the concrete huts are simple orthogonal apertures.
The competing voices in the community offer paths that lead down the wrong road.
Upon entering the foyer, though, patrons will see that the floor drops away, and that the chandelier is actually hanging over the escalator and staircase that lead down to the theaters.
Some, pace Blake, lead down the road of excess, while others go the way of asceticism.