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Phrasal Verbs

lead up to

This page is about the phrasal verb lead up to

Meaning

If a period of time or a series of events leads up to a particular event, it happens just before it.

Synonym

precede (formal)

For example

  • lead up to sth We need to get a clear idea of all the events that led up to the accident.

  • lead up to sth We'll be really busy in the days and weeks leading up to the product launch.

Quick Quiz

In the days leading up to the Olympic Games, the athletes were

a. preparing to compete

b. recovering from competition

c. competing for medals

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