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lead-up

(lēd′ŭp′)
n.
The events or period of time preceding a specified event or occurrence: During lead-up to the political convention, pundits speculated about who would be chosen as the candidate's running mate.
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lead-up

n
the events or time preceding something
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lead′-up`

(lid)

n.
something that provides an approach to or preparation for an event or situation.
[1950–55]
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Translations

lead-up

[ˈliːdʌp] Nperíodo m previo (to a) during the lead-up to the electiondurante la precampaña electoral ...
the lead-up to the weddinglos meses antes de la boda
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