lead astray


lead astray
lead astray cause to act or think foolishly or wrongly.
Main Entry: lead

English terms dictionary. 2015.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • lead astray — index bait (lure), brutalize, corrupt, debauch, delude, ensnare, entrap, illude …   Law dictionary

  • lead astray — verb 1. teach immoral behavior to It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits • Syn: ↑lead off • Hypernyms: ↑corrupt, ↑pervert, ↑subvert, ↑demoralize, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lead astray — lead away from that which is right, tempt to do wrong …   English contemporary dictionary

  • To lead astray — Lead Lead (l[=e]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Led} (l[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Leading}.] [OE. leden, AS. l[=ae]dan (akin to OS. l[=e]dian, D. leiden, G. leiten, Icel. le[imac][eth]a, Sw. leda, Dan. lede), properly a causative fr. AS. li[eth]an to go;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lead — Ⅰ. lead [1] ► VERB (past and past part. led) 1) cause (a person or animal) to go with one, especially by drawing them along or by preceding them to a destination. 2) be a route or means of access: the street led into the square. 3) (lead to)… …   English terms dictionary

  • Lead — (l[=e]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Led} (l[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Leading}.] [OE. leden, AS. l[=ae]dan (akin to OS. l[=e]dian, D. leiden, G. leiten, Icel. le[imac][eth]a, Sw. leda, Dan. lede), properly a causative fr. AS. li[eth]an to go; akin to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lead a person up the garden path — lead astray, mislead, deceive …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lead — 1. v. & n. v. (past and past part. led) 1 tr. cause to go with one, esp. by guiding or showing the way or by going in front and taking a person s hand or an animal s halter etc. 2 tr. a direct the actions or opinions of. b (often foll. by to, or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • astray — /əˈstreɪ / (say uh stray) adverb 1. out of the right way or away from the right; straying; wandering. –phrase 2. go astray, a. to fall into error: to go astray in one s calculation. b. to have a moral lapse. c. to be lost or mislaid: my watch has …   Australian English dictionary

  • lead off — verb 1. teach immoral behavior to (Freq. 1) It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits • Syn: ↑lead astray • Hypernyms: ↑corrupt, ↑pervert, ↑subvert, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary