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lead off

1. To take the first action in a particular situation. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "lead" and "off." I'll lead off with my concerns about the project, if you want.
2. To escort someone somewhere. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "lead" and "off." Can you please lead this group of students off to the auditorium? A: "Where's Adam?" B: "He just led off the first tour group."
3. In baseball or softball, to bat first in a lineup. Justin usually leads off for us. Who is leading off this inning?
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lead someone or something off

to guide someone or something away. The guide led the hikers off on the adventure of their lives. The dog owners led off their animals and they awaited the decision of the judges.
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lead off (with someone or something)

[for a person, process, or performance] to begin with someone or something. The musical revue led off with a bassoon trio. Sharon, the singer, will lead off tonight.
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lead off

to be the first one to go or leave. You lead off. I'll follow. Mary led off and the others followed closely behind.
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lead off

Begin, start, go first. For example, We have a panel of three speakers, so will you lead off? [c. 1800]
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lead off

v.
1. To cause something to begin or start; inaugurate something: Do you want me to lead off the discussion with some comments? The secretary led the meeting off with some announcements.
2. To guide someone or something away: The counselor led the campers off to their bunks.
3. Baseball To be the first batter in an inning: The batter who led off in the first inning scored a home run.
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So why are coaches still teaching their runners to lead off third base in foul territory?
Ellsbury walked to lead off the first but was erased on Pedroia's double-play ball.
Upstairs on the landing, doors lead off to two double bedrooms and a cloakroom.
In the third inning, when Lowell was due to lead off, Terry Francona sent out Chris Carter to pinch hit.
Their lead off batter reached on an error, advanced to second on a ground out and scored on a double to right center.
Romero doubled to lead off the bottom of the ninth, but was thrown out at third when Hale reached second on a fielder's choice.
Kyle Geiger made it 3-0 with a line-drive home run over the left-field fence to lead off the fourth inning.
Morgan Dodd singled to lead off the frame, stole second and scored on a double by Nalley.
Peguero doubled to lead off the seventh and scored on a double by Garcia, who later scored on a sacrifice fly by Andruw Monasterio to put the Ems ahead 5-1.
CUTLINE: Schwartz's Camden Frederick, right, reaches home plate after hitting a home run to lead off the championship game of the Worcester Little League City Series.
Austin Grebeck got the first hit off OSU starter Jake Thompson to lead off the fourth and scored on a double by A.J.