lead (someone or something) against (someone or something else)

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lead (someone or something) against (someone or something else)

To lead someone or something in attack, opposition, or competition against someone or something else. The star quarterback led his team against their crosstown rivals in the championship match. She was selected to lead the battalion against the rebel insurgents.
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lead someone or something against someone or something

to manage someone or a group in an attack on someone or something. The general led the entire company against the troops holding the city. They led two platoons against the enemy position.
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"Some months ago I first heard of the expedition which John Carter had led against Issus and the Holy Therns.
The words of his song were like fire in us, and we clamoured to be led against the Meat-Eaters.
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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach tells Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to "kiss a bold part of our New Jersey anatomy" at a protest he led against the dictator.
MEN OF FIRE: GRANT, FORREST, AND THE CAMPAIGN THAT DECIDED THE CIVIL WAR details the two-week campaign Grant led against four flawed Confederate generals, documenting how this battle changed the course of the Civil War and the career of two major military leaders.
Birmingham led against the run of play to knock Sunderland out of their stride.
Italy also led against both Ireland and England before running out of steam.
Dale had led against the run of play when Grant Holt scored from the edge of the area in the 31st minute.
Telford led against Kidsgrove Athletic but fell to a 3-1 Chairman's Cup defeat after extra time at the Bucks Head.
The Gunners twice led against Premiership leaders Chelsea thanks to a double from Thierry Henry but each time they were pegged back.
Alan Pardew's leaders twice led against Oldham Athletic through Jon Mackie (8) and Phil Parkinson (45), but were pegged back by Lee Duxbury (31) and Allan Smart (75).
Rangers led against struggling Charlton, but only for 45 seconds.
FINN HARPS led against SLIGO through Pierse Walsh (51min).