Definitions

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  • v. to mislead, to try to make someone believe a lie.
  • v. to encourage with the illusion of a romantic relationship.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. be false to; be dishonest with
  • v. entice or induce especially when unwise or mistaken

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Examples

  • A subscriber at my website, www.informedbeauty.com, gave me the lead on this product.

    The Truth About Beauty

  • I thought I had left behind the blinding terror of the exploding window and the hard slap of lead on brick, but I had not; now I plunged straight back into the dry-mouthed, heart-pounding state as if no time at all had intervened between that attack and this one.

    O Jerusalem

  • Coming into the club house turn, Jazzman had taken the lead on the inside rail as the filly made a move to the outside running hard to pull into fifth, with My Three Sons keeping the pace and his third-place spot.

    I.O.U.

  • But Kübler-Ross had a lead on Bowlby and Parkes out of the gate: she had already published On Death and Dying by the time Bowlby and Parkes introduced their four phases of grief in 1970.

    The Truth About Grief

  • My Lakers, successful in fighting through Boston momentum, a 10-point, first-quarter deficit and a constant slim lead had stayed within striking range throughout the contest, and finally took a 113-111 lead on two Magic Johnson free throws.

    One Season

  • Gonzalez de Galdeano still wore the yellow jersey, but had just a twenty-six-second lead on Lance.

    LANCE ARMSTRONG

  • I was alone with Oedipus the Accursed, while the still air lay like lead on the moveless treetops, the bees were silent, and the birds cowered among the leaves.

    The Bull From The Sea

  • You came here as a representative of the Esmeralda County Sheriff's Department to get a lead on the man they turned up in the desert out there.

    Till the Butchers Cut Him Down

  • I cried out as I felt myself falling, too fast to right myself, and by the time my elbows hit the leaf-coated ground, she had gotten a huge lead on me.

    SEEING GREEN

  • I called Jones Parry to suggest we jointly recommend an emergency meeting of the Council, but his limp-wristed response was, “This is the wrong time for the U.S. and U.K. to be in the lead on something like this.”

    Surrender is not an Option

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