English verb: lead off
|1.||lead off (social) teach immoral behavior to|
|Samples||It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, misdirect, pervert, profane, subvert, vitiate|
|2.||lead off (change) set in motion, cause to start|
|Samples||The U.S. started a war in the Middle East.|
The Iraqis began hostilities.
Begin a new chapter in your life.
|Synonyms||begin, commence, start|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Narrower (hyponym)||commence, embark on, inaugurate, introduce, jump-start, jumpstart, recommence, set off, start, start up, usher in|