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lead astray

Definition of the verb lead astray

What does lead astray mean as a doing phrase?


  1. teach immoral behavior to
  2. lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
  3. cause someone to believe an untruth

Alternative definition of the verb lead astray


  1. to cause someone to believe an untruth.
  2. to misguide or misdirect.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for lead astray

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Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2006)

More Than 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske, Joseph Epstein

bilk; bluff; cheat; con; deceive; defraud; delude; dupe; feint; fool; gyp; hoodwink; lead astray; misdirect; misguide; misinform; mislead; spoof; swindle; trick; victimize. pull a rabbit out of the hat A moribund metaphor (see page 21). be cre- ative; ...

Google previewLexicon to the English Poetical Works of John Milton (1907)

by Laura Emma Lockwood

to lead astray in action : S. A. 912. Mishap, sb. ill chance, ...

Google previewThe Student's Dictionary of Anglo-Saxon (1897)

by Henry Sweet

o lead astray, deceive, betray. forltedan lead astray ; lead into destruction. for-lSran lead astray (by bad advice). for-léet an 1 b leave — bœftan ~ leave behind ; abandon ; give up ; omit, neglect, let go ; lose | dismiss ; remit, excuse, ...

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Usage statistics about lead astray

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb lead astray:


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Lead astray Meaning

Video shows what lead astray means. To cause (someone) to believe an untruth.. To misguide or misdirect.. Lead astray Meaning. How to pronounce, definition ...

Quotes about lead astray

You step on my toes.
I will stomp on your foot.
Ideals are delivered as personally perceived.
And I believe one should not be lead astray,
By concepts of reality that are not mutually shared. (Lawrence S. Pertillar)
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