lead into (something)

lead into (something)

1. To guide or direct someone or something into something or some place. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is usually used between "lead" and "into." I dug a path that would lead excess rain water into the drainage ditch by the side of our house. The officer led us into the courtroom to await our sentence.
2. To transition or segue into something else. The extended monologue leads into a beautiful description of the Appalachian mountains. Her guitar solo leads into an orchestral arrangement of the band's most popular single.
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lead someone into something

 and lead someone in
to guide someone into something or some place. The usher led us into the darkened theater and showed us our seats. She led in the children. We led them in.
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lead into

v.
1. To guide someone into something or some place: The guide led the tourists into the cave.
2. To make a transition into something; segue into something: The ballad leads into a dance number.
See also: lead