lead (one) astray

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lead (one) astray

1. To lead one in the wrong direction; to cause one to be lost or in the wrong place. I'm afraid the GPS led us astray. We should have turned right back there. It was only when we saw the waterfall again that we realized our guide had been leading us astray.
2. To misdirect one into error. A few false positives led me astray at first, but I think I have a good idea of the data trends now.
3. To negatively influence one; to influence one to make poor choices. I just hope this new group that my son is hanging out with doesn't lead him astray.
See also: astray, lead
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lead someone astray

to direct or guide someone in the wrong direction. I am afraid that this young man has been leading you astray. I think you had better stop seeing him. No one can lead me astray. I know what I am doing.
See also: astray, lead
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

lead somebody aˈstray

encourage somebody to behave in a silly or criminal way: Small children are easily led astray by older children.He’s a weak character, who’s easily led astray.
See also: astray, lead, somebody
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Emily's gaiety and good humor had not led him astray: he knew that these were bad signs, viewed in the interests of love.
It was a lie, and it had led him astray. He would never have attempted to write had he known that.
The star opened up about how depression nearly led him astray and advised young people not to give up.
The blonde bombshell, who stars along side Reynolds in 'Green Lantern,' may have led him astray while filming the super hero flick, reports E!
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Heeding his forecast, the Chicago Daily Tribune churned out newspapers with the now-famous headline, "Dewey Defeats Truman." Gallup's polls had led him astray because, among other things, he had failed to include people who did not own telephones--a significant social indicator at the time--and therefore couldn't answer his calls.
Lahore, Sep 1 (ANI): Defending young fast bowler Mohammad Amir, former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja has expressed sympathy for him, saying that the greater blame lay with the men who had led him astray so early in his career.
He has also become more reluctant to have sex and says I seduced him and led him astray, though he does sound half-joking.
Mr Rumbles said: "My real concern is that the police continue to pursue the adult who led him astray."