lead up to

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The events that led up to a particular event happened one after the other until that event occurred. Alan Tomlinson has reconstructed the events that led up to the deaths They had a series of arguments, leading up to a decision to separate. see also lead-up
If someone leads up to a particular subject, they gradually guide a conversation to a point where they can introduce it. I'm leading up to something quite important
The period of time leading up to an event is the period of time immediately before it happens. the weeks leading up to Christmas
lead to
Begin a process that causes something to happen
lead up
prepare the way for; "Hitler's attack on Poland led up to World War Two
lead up
prepare the way for; "Hitler's attack on Poland led up to World War Two"
lead up to

    Türkische aussprache

    lid ʌp tı

    Aussprache

    /ˈlēd ˈəp tə/ /ˈliːd ˈʌp tə/

    Etymologie

    [ 'lEd ] (verb.) before 12th century. Middle English leden, from Old English l[AE]dan; akin to Old High German leiten to lead, Old English lIthan to go.

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    plenipotentiary
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