lead up

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Verb1.lead up - set in motion, start an event or prepare the way for; "Hitler's attack on Poland led up to World War II"
initiate, originate, start - bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"

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vt sephinaufführen (→ to auf +acc); (= lead across)führen (to zu); to lead somebody up the garden path (fig)jdm etwas vormachen, jdn an der Nase herumführen
(= come before) the events/years that led up to the wardie Ereignisse/Jahre, die dem Krieg voran- or vorausgingen
(= introduce) he was obviously leading up to an important announcementer schickte sich offensichtlich an, etwas Wichtiges anzukündigen; his speech was obviously leading up to an important announcementseine Rede war offensichtlich die Einleitung zu einer wichtigen Ankündigung; what are you leading up to?worauf willst du hinaus?; what’s all this leading up to?was soll das Ganze?
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