lead back

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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 ?
I led her back to the house-gate; and then, feeling that I could not go in to lunch as usual, after what had happened, said I would return to the fishing-place.
Having said some kind words to this effect, Emily led her back to the main interest of her narrative.
Then in her dream she felt how hard the spirits tried to tempt and trouble her, and how, but for her flower, they would have led her back, and made all dark and dreary as before.
Then the woman passenger led her back to her parents' house off the A127 near Hornchurch, Essex.
I followed, spoke to her gently, and after a minute or so led her back into class.
In a levelheaded and natural voice, Kwan relates the ups and downs of her career (thus for), including her spectacular and unexpected victory at the 1996 World Championships, her battles with her changing body and faltering confidence that led to disappointing performances in 1997, and the philosophical outlook on life that led her back to fight for her former titles.