follow someone's lead

follow someone's lead
follow someone's lead — see lead, 2
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Main Entry:follow
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follow someone's lead
: to do the same thing that someone else has done

He followed her lead and voted in favor of the proposal.

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Main Entry:lead

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  • lead — lead1 [ lid ] (past tense and past participle led [ led ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 go in front of group ▸ 2 be winning/first/best ▸ 3 control group/activity ▸ 4 make want to do/believe ▸ 5 live life particular way ▸ 6 begin part of card game ▸ + PHRASES 1 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lead — I UK [liːd] / US [lɪd] verb Word forms lead : present tense I/you/we/they lead he/she/it leads present participle leading past tense led UK [led] / US past participle led *** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to walk, drive, fly, sail etc in front of… …   English dictionary

  • lead the way — {v. phr.} To go before and show how to go somewhere; guide. * /The boys need someone to lead the way on their hike./ * /The men hired an Indian to lead the way to the Pueblo ruins./ * /That school led the way in finding methods to teach reading./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lead the way — {v. phr.} To go before and show how to go somewhere; guide. * /The boys need someone to lead the way on their hike./ * /The men hired an Indian to lead the way to the Pueblo ruins./ * /That school led the way in finding methods to teach reading./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • follow the lead — follow someone s example, be guided by; investigate a clue …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lead — 1 /li:d/ verb past tense and past participle led /led/ GO SOMEWHERE 1 GO IN FRONT (I, T) to go in front of a group of people or vehicles: You lead and we ll follow. | A truck with a jazz band on it was leading the parade. | a procession led by a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • follow — fol|low [ falou ] verb *** ▸ 1 walk/drive behind someone ▸ 2 happen after something else ▸ 3 watch/listen carefully ▸ 4 obey order/advice ▸ 5 go along river/road etc. ▸ 6 watch progress ▸ 7 understand something difficult ▸ 8 do same as someone… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • follow */*/*/ — UK [ˈfɒləʊ] / US [ˈfɑloʊ] verb Word forms follow : present tense I/you/we/they follow he/she/it follows present participle following past tense followed past participle followed 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to walk, drive etc behind someone,… …   English dictionary

  • lead — lead1 W1S1 [li:d] v past tense and past participle led [led] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(take somebody somewhere)¦ 2¦(go in front)¦ 3¦(be in charge)¦ 4¦(cause something to happen)¦ 5¦(cause somebody to believe something)¦ 6¦(influence)¦ 7¦(be more successful)¦… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • follow — fol|low W1S1 [ˈfɔləu US ˈfa:lou] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(go after)¦ 2¦(happen after)¦ 3¦(come after)¦ 4 as follows 5¦(do what somebody says)¦ 6 follow the signs/somebody s directions 7¦(do the same thing)¦ 8¦(believe in something)¦ 9¦(go in particular… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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