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.
Laurenz Victoria kept the Cardinals in it with his triple cutting the Altas' lead down to one, 79-78, with 8.2 seconds to go before Charcos split his charities.
Then the Zee-Bees chipped the lead down to 41-38 on Kayleb Naylor's rebound and putback.
With Boeung Ket's lead down to just one point on Naga and Visakha, this key clash could well be a defining moment for the debutants.
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 modern kitchen/diner, a shower room and a bathroom with a four piece suite comprising a free standing bath.
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.
The first games were shared but Ormesby managed to cut the lead down to 80 points as Dominic Mulhall beat Phil Brookbanks 210-75 with breaks of 77, 37 and 33.
The competing voices in the community offer paths that lead down the wrong road.
Steps lead down into the tea house pit and the entrances to the concrete huts are simple orthogonal apertures.