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See definition of lead off on Dictionary.com
  • as infirst
  • as inbreak the ice
  • as incommence
  • as inenter
  • as inintroduce

synonyms for lead off

  • early
  • aboriginal
  • antecedent
  • anterior
  • basic
  • beginning
  • cardinal
  • front
  • fundamental
  • head
  • inaugural
  • initial
  • key
  • leading
  • opening
  • original
  • pioneer
  • premier
  • primary
  • prime
  • primitive
  • elementary
  • first off
  • headmost
  • in the beginning
  • inceptive
  • incipient
  • introductory
  • number one
  • numero uno
  • primeval
  • primogenial
  • primordial
  • pristine
  • right up front
  • rudimentary

antonyms for lead off

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  • last
  • ending
  • extra
  • final
  • following
  • second
    • close
    • complete
    • conclude
    • end
    • finish
    • stop
    • cease
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    How to use lead off in a sentence

    These differences of interests will lead to disputes, ill blood, and finally to separation.
    BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
    A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
    THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
    I looked round to see where our help was most wanted, and was about to lead them forward, when I heard the voice of the Alcalde.
    BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
    He was mounted on a spirited horse and his manner showed he was ready for any kind of an adventure, no matter where it might lead.
    THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
    The slightest yellowish-brown discoloration indicates the presence of lead.
    A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
    Such a refusal would lead to quick enquiry—enquiry to information—information to want of confidence and speedy ruin.
    BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
    Nevertheless Monsieur de Biancourt was always on his guard, and often sent the boat on ahead with the sounding-lead.
    THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
    Mobs of people filled the streets, wildly denouncing the incapability of a Government which could lead them to such disaster.
    THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
    The Winnebagos also manufacture pipes of the same form, but of a smaller size, in lead, with considerable skill.
    TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
    "The high and mighty sent me out to lead a forlorn hope," Mac dryly responded.
    RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO LEAD OFF

    • be friendly and talkative
    • break ground
    • cut the first turf
    • get one's feet wet
    • lay the first stone
    • lead off
    • lead the way
    • make a start
    • oil the works
    • open the way
    • pave the way
    • set at ease
    • smooth the path
    • socialize
    • start
    • start the ball rolling
    • take the plunge
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