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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.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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His feet are taking hold of the pathway that leads down into the grave.
"There are miles of corridors honeycombing the ground beneath the gardens and the temple itself, and there is one passage that leads down to and connects with the lower regions that open on the water shaft that gives passage to Omean.
She ran so fast through the village that she was too early, and she had to wait a little while in the lane that leads down to Ribby's house.
The property also has an attached double garage with a workshop, fantastic gardens which surround the property and lead through to incorporate an area of special scientific interest as it leads down towards the River Irthing.
This leads down to the side of the house via an access gate into the rear garden.
It leads down to a wild meadow with a variety of fruit trees, including apple, pear, greengage and plums.
Across the road, Stone Battery Road leads down towards the Huddersfield Narrow Canal which is separated by a narrow grassy bank from the River Colne.
A footpath on left leads down through woods, continue ahead, ignoring a path on left.
The cobbled no-through road it stands on leads down to the cottage gardens surrounding the Castle Mill.
COVENTRY athlete Rowena Cole (83) leads down the home straight of the Alexander Stadium track on her way to gold at the Sainsbury's English Schools Championships in Birmingham.
Very highly recommended reading and an excellent addition to community library fiction collections, "Southern Cross" is enhanced with a roster of memorable characters who add substance to what is a raging contemporary romance that leads down a problematic road to an emotionally satisfying resolution.
It's definitely the better of the two; a big-ass stair and rail section leads down into a pit of transition with some sick pool coping areas.
They also found items of clothing on a slope which leads down to Killiney Beach but it is not known if the two finds are connected.
Staff vehicles enter at the rear of the building by means of a ramp that leads down to a subterranean car park.
The isolated lane leads down to Liverpool College and is next to the blocked off bridge on Mossley Hill Drive.