Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb lead_off

2 senses of lead off

Sense 1
lead off, lead astray -- (teach immoral behavior to; "It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits")
       => corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect -- (corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals")

Sense 2
begin, lead off, start, commence -- (set in motion, cause to start; "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"; "The Iraqis began hostilities"; "begin a new chapter in your life")

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