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lead down

1. Of a path or route, to continue 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 help someone or an animal physically descend some pathway or route. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "lead" and "down." Every morning I lead my grandmother down the stairs to her armchair in the living room, where she likes to eat her breakfast. He held the frightened animal's harness and led it down the steep hill.
3. To guide or direct someone down to a lower point or level. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "lead" and "down." Firefighters were leading us down the building during the earthquake. My job was to lead guests down the aisle to their seats for the ceremony.
See also: down, lead

lead someone down (something)

to help someone down something, such as stairs, a steep path, a ladder, etc. The usher led the couple down the aisle and seated them at the front. I am going to the cellar myself. Let me lead you down.
See also: down, lead
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Our leaders, the media and vast webs of cynicism wish to lead us down a path of self-destruction.
While our journeys may lead us down different paths, we are forever grateful for the bond that we share with each other," Dia wrote.
The articles featured in this issue have had me mulling over how these impulses play out, at times in ways that benefit mankind, and at others, in ways that lead us down bizarre, hazardous paths.
The report warns that business as usual will lead us down a path that no one really wants to travel, a dead end future where natural resources have been squandered and exhausted.
We are not going to allow anyone to lead us down a path of destruction.
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"His industry knowledge, business acumen and leadership skills should continue to lead us down the path of exceptional growth and innovation on behalf of our customers."
to cast our votes for a president who will help lead us down the path toward restoration and change." 
Surge But these baby steps will lead us down a path towards a world where technology can prove some valuable assistance to those with health issues beyond just wanting to lose a bit of weight or get a bit fitter.
Professor Stephen Glaister, of RAC Foundation, warned: "When satnavs lead us down a dead end we need to know how to perform a three-point turn."
The socially dynamic, engaging characters, both human and supernatural, lead us down a path of intrigue while attempting to sort out their love/hate/friendship triangles.
The good weather here is going to lead us down that road as well.
Diya as a lucrative business threatens to lead us down the same path.
"Recognizing the Syrian National Council could lead us down dangerous path," he added, criticizing former Prime Minister Saad Hariri's calls last week for Arab countries to recognize Syria's opposition as the legitimate representatives of the Syrian people.