lead the way

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lead the way(
lid
 
thuh
 
wey
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to go first)
a. guiar (transitive)
Josefina led the way to her house.Josefina nos guió a su casa.
b. ir delante
After lunch, it's your turn to lead the way.Después del almuerzo, te toca a ti ir delante.
c. ir primero
If you know the route, you can lead the way.Si conoces el camino, puedes ir primero.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to do first)
a. marcar el camino
The proposed policies would lead the way for clean energy in the region.Las políticas propuestas marcarían el camino a seguir de las energías limpias dentro de la región
b. mostrar el camino
The United Nations must lead the way to democracy without violence.La Organización de las Naciones Unidas debe mostrar el camino hacia una democracia sin violencia.
c. abrir el camino
Bob Dylan led the way for singer-songwriters in North American popular music.Bob Dylan abrió el camino para los cantautores de música popular norteamericana.
d. ser pionero
Marie Curie led the way for women in science.Marie Curie fue pionera de la participación de las mujeres en la ciencia.
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