lead-up

noun \ ˈlēd-ˌəp \

Definition of lead-up

: something that leads up to or prepares the way for something else

First Known Use of lead-up

1942

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lead up

verb \ ˈlēd- \

Definition of lead up

1 : to prepare the way
2 : to make a gradual or indirect approach to a topic

First Known Use of lead up

1861

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lead-up

Definition of lead-up for English Language Learners

  • : something that comes before or prepares for something else


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