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lead back

1. Of a path or route, to continue to one's point of origin. I think this trail will lead back to our campsite. There are a few roads leading back to New Jersey, but this one is definitely the fastest.
2. To guide or direct someone or something to some point of origin. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "lead" and "back." We've set up markers along these rocks to help lead hikers back to the proper trail. The dense network of nerves lead the signal back to the brain at incredible speeds.
See also: back, lead

lead someone or something back (to someone or something)

to guide someone or something back to someone or something. Someone will have to lead me back to camp. I just know I'll get lost if I go by myself. The park ranger led back the hikers to their tent. I will lead them back.
See also: back, lead

lead back (to some place)

[for a pathway] to return to a place. This path leads back to the camp. I hope it leads back. It seems to be going the wrong way.
See also: back, lead
References in classic literature ?
Yesterday, when I was leading back the calf which you refused to sacrifice, I noticed that she smiled, and then directly afterwards began to cry.
I recalled the incident of the Chamber of Mystery in the Golden Cliffs that time I had freed Thuvia of Ptarth from the dungeon of the therns, and she had taken a slender, needle-like key from the keyring of her dead jailer to open the door leading back into the Chamber of Mystery where Tars Tarkas fought for his life with the great banths.
The warning obvious in stagnant air and leaden sky had already induced me to take the road leading back to Brussels, and now I hastened my own steps and those of my companion, and, as our way lay downhill, we got on rapidly.
The book is filled with a wide variety of characters, with different threads leading back to their pasts in Poland and tying them to their present lives in London.
LAHORE, January 03, 2011 (Frontier Star): Secretary General of Jamiat Ulema Islam (F) Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri has said that JUI (F) JUI-F has closed all avenues leading back to the govt adding that PM has lost the majority in Parliament and if he had resigned today the political situation of the country had not been in turmoil.
LAHORE, January 03, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Secretary General of Jamiat Ulema Islam (F) Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri has said that JUI (F) JUI-F has closed all avenues leading back to the govt adding that PM has lost the majority in Parliament and if he had resigned today the political situation of the country had not been in turmoil.
Council officials say if the waste is later fly-tipped and found, any evidence leading back to the householder could see them prosecuted for breaching duty of care legislation.
"We have saved 22 dolphins trapped in the mangroves and put them in the Laloza canal" leading back to the ocean, volunteer PhilippeA Robinet said.
So to overcome the problem, the enterprising and highly organised army ants used their bodies to plug holes in the trail leading back to the nest, scientists from Bristol University found.
And for both there would also be alternative lines, although still leading back to Vestris.
Ward councillor Brenda Pearson said: "Vehicles are parking on the side of the road and causing traffic congestion that is leading back onto Acklam Road.
Talking about things running on to the road, perhaps the gentlemen at the Civic Centre would like to have a look at the central motorway east, coming off and leading back on and coming around the roundabout at the bottom leading into town, there is water running off that as well.
Stockton have lost leading back row Scott Powell to Harrogate, but have signed Billingham's Paul Austen to fill the gap.
"We are excited to align ourselves with an industry leading back office technology provider like DPN, said Patrick F.
Further stairs within this volume lead to an upper bar level and to a whole additional foyer leading back the other way to another bar above the entrance.