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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
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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On the crest he came through an amazing thicket of velvet-trunked young madronos, and emerged on an open hillside that led down into
A foottrail that led down the wall of the big canyon invited him, and he proceeded to follow it.
It was reached by a trap door in the middle of the floor, from which a ladder led down into the small, dark hole.
A flight of smooth double chins led down to the dizzy depths of a still-snowy bosom veiled in snowy muslins that were held in place by a miniature portrait of the late Mr.
This he pursued, until he perceived that it led down the banks of the Sweet Water to the southeast.
He pointed to the planked way which led down the steep, pebbly beach to the sea.
The staircase was a winding one and led down into pitchy darkness.
They went over a tolerably large ground-floor; a second floor consisted of a salon, a bathroom, and two bedrooms; near one of the bedrooms they came to a winding staircase that led down to the garden.
The DNA report into the matter has also been published by the reputed news channels and papers, he said, adding therefore Imran Khan does not fulfill the criteria led down under articles 62 and 63 under the Constitution and his nomination may be rejected.
My group having to be led down porters' route away from smoke."
He said that these committees also kicked off auction process of vegetables and fruits to led down the price-hikers.
This generation of people, either because they are concerned about their tablets or mobile phones etc, or because they just do not care, are being brainwashed and led down a path which I believe will eventually lead to the destruction of the country I once loved.
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