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English noun: spearhead

1. spearhead (person) someone who leads or initiates an activity (attack or campaign etc.)

Broader (hypernym)leader

2. spearhead (group) the leading military unit in an attack

Broader (hypernym)force, military force, military group, military unit

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

3. spearhead (artifact) the head and sharpened point of a spear

Synonymsspear-point, spearpoint

Broader (hypernym)point

Part meronymlance, pike, shaft, spear

English verb: spearhead

1. spearhead (social) be the leader of

SamplesShe spearheaded the effort to find a cure for the disease.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)head, lead

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