lead (one) astray

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lead (one) astray

1. To lead one in the wrong direction; to cause one to be lost or in the wrong place. I'm afraid the GPS led us astray. We should have turned right back there. It was only when we saw the waterfall again that we realized our guide had been leading us astray.
2. To misdirect one into error. A few false positives led me astray at first, but I think I have a good idea of the data trends now.
3. To negatively influence one; to influence one to make poor choices. I just hope this new group that my son is hanging out with doesn't lead him astray.
See also: astray, lead

lead someone astray

to direct or guide someone in the wrong direction. I am afraid that this young man has been leading you astray. I think you had better stop seeing him. No one can lead me astray. I know what I am doing.
See also: astray, lead

lead somebody aˈstray

encourage somebody to behave in a silly or criminal way: Small children are easily led astray by older children.He’s a weak character, who’s easily led astray.
See also: astray, lead, somebody
References in classic literature ?
The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray, and the advantage of science is that it is not emotional.
Our subjective certainty is usually a result of habit, and may lead us astray in circumstances which are unusual in ways of which we are unaware.
For example, our craving for fat, salt and sugar, which served us well when food was scarce, can lead us astray in an environment in which fat, salt and sugar are all too plentiful and heavily marketed to us.
Surely an emotion disposition like this can lead us astray.
Say no to the olden-day ways that only lead us astray.
Some people can't do anything else but scream and shout -- but we're not going to let them lead us astray.
It's not always easy to tell when information is suspect Our own biases may lead us astray.
With a sound knowledge of the pristine teachings of Islam, it would be difficult for anybody to lead us astray.
Our friends provided us a supportive and guiding network infusing us with the realization that the right friends can lead us to follow the straight and narrow path while the wrong friends can lead us astray.
So when the thrills and sparkles of life lead us astray, what should we do?
The eagle, depicted on your nation's flag, calls to mind hope, and the need to always place your trust in God who does not lead us astray and who is ever at our side, especially in moments of difficulty.
I think we can agree, too, that case series can lead us astray.
I just know that as we feel our way toward an answer, we should be careful that our metaphors do not lead us astray.
The story has no plot but Mojica seems to take us by the hand and we feel privileged to accompany her on her journey, trusting she will not lead us astray and that all will be right in the end.
We leave this part of the narrative better equipped to detect factors apt to lead us astray.