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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


/take down the garden path
To mislead or deceive (another).
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It seemed to me most extraordinary, and, feeling a movement of pity, I ordered the steward to lead her away and bring another.
Lydgate," said Rosamond, coming to her mother's aid, and supporting her arm to lead her away.
At twelve o'clock at night the princess goes to the bathing-house: go up to her and give her a kiss, and she will let you lead her away; but take care you do not suffer her to go and take leave of her father and mother.' Then the fox stretched out his tail, and so away they went over stock and stone till their hair whistled again.
A FRIGHT IN THE NIGHT Asleep one night in my hospital bed I felt a cool hand stroking my head I opened my eyes and there looking down I saw a lady in a white gown I thought the angel of death Had come to call me above But it was only a lonely patient Looking for love I felt her lift the bed sheet But I held on very tight Reached for the emergency buzzer But she pushed it out of sight The blood pressure nurse saved the day Arrived just in time to lead her away I guess the lady meant no harm I had no reason to hate her But I wonder what would have happened If the BP nurse had came 10 mins later G SNOWDON, High Farm.
Financial services worker Easton followed her and CCTV footage showed him trying to lead her away.
As he tried to lead her away, he allegedly groped her backside and breasts before telling her he was taking her back to his hotel.
Detectives said the man, had distinctive rotten teeth, then grabbed the clothes of the eight-year-old and tried to lead her away.
A ten-year-old girl out walking with her baby brother managed to fight off a man who tried to grab her and lead her away.
Although Graves won't say more about her plans, she concedes her "middle-age planning" could lead her away from retailing.
Police were called and Slonaker began to struggle violently with them when they tried to lead her away.
A teenage girl punched a boy in the face and ran away after he tried to lead her away after asking for directions.