take the lead
Definition of take the lead
1 : to take a position that is ahead of others : go first You take the lead and we'll follow right behind you.
2 : to take the winning position in a race or competition Her car has taken the lead. Our team took the lead in the eighth inning. —often used figuratively Their company has taken the lead in developing this new technology.
Word by Word Definitions
: to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as
: to seize or capture physically
: to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing
: something that is taken:
: the amount of money received : proceeds, receipts, income
: share, cut
: to guide on a way especially by going in advance
: to direct on a course or in a direction
: to serve as a channel for
: example, precedent
: position at the front : vanguard
: a plummet for sounding at sea
: a usually flat lead roof
: lead framing for panes in windows
: to cover, line, or weight with lead (see 4lead)
: to fix (window glass) in position with leads
: to put space between the lines of (typeset matter)
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