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head up

Meaning: to act as the head of a group or team, or to manage an organization

Synonym: lead

For example:

  • head up sth They're looking for someone to head up their new marketing team.

  • head sth up It's easy to find people who are good enough to join the team, but it's harder to find someone who's good enough to head it up.

Quick Quiz:

The person who heads up the new graphic design department must have
  1. good leadership skills
  2. outstanding head-hunting skills
  3. nice features and a good haircut

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