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lead the field

This page is about the collocation lead the field

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to be winning in a race

For example

  • With ten metres to go, Adrian's still leading the field!

  • Runners who lead the field in the early part of a race don't always win.

Quick Quiz

If a swimmer's leading the field, she's

a. leading some of the other swimmers

b. behind some of the other swimmers

c. ahead of all the other swimmers

Contributor: Matt Errey