Definition of leading
- a leading question
- the leading story
a leading topic of conversation
Their family played a leading part in the settlement of the town.
the leading role in a major Hollywood movie
a leading citizen of the town
She's one of the leading authorities on the stock market.
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to cause to suffer severely from hunger
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