lead down to

lead down to (something or some place)

1. Of a path or route, to continue down 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 guide or direct someone or an animal down to some lower point or level. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "lead" and "down." I've got to lead the herd down to new feeding grounds tomorrow. Firefighters entered the burning building and began leading people down to a safe place outside.
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lead someone down to something

to guide someone downward to something. She led us down to a little room in the cellar, where the old trunk had been kept for all these years. Would you please lead me down to the wine cellar?
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lead down to something

[for a pathway or other trail] to run downward to something. The trail led down to a spring at the bottom of the hill. These stairs lead down to the furnace room.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
It leads on through a glass wall to a visually open but fully controlled layer housing ticket hall and cafe, and near-central stairs in a large well lead down to cloakrooms.
Schumacher saw Williams driver Montoyaslash his lead down to six points with four races to go when the Colombian powered to victory at Hockenheim.
Second placed Madrid pulled off an excellent 3-2 success over the Mushrooms and cut their lead down to just two points while N&C, easy 9-2 winners over Bisc Reserves, lie only another point away in third spot having played 17 games, the same as the top duo.
On the far side, steps lead down to ground level, but even here it's hard to walk with confidence through the irregularly spaced forest of pillars.
The Bolts crawled their way back from 20 points down, 32-52 in the second quarter and finally strung a huge run in the endgame, cutting the lead down to single digits.
Steps from the kitchen lead down to a useful utility room with plenty of storage space and access to the garage and wc.