leading off

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Noun1.leading off - the act of enticing others into sinful ways
enticement, temptation - the act of influencing by exciting hope or desire; "his enticements were shameless"
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He had a little shop in one of the by-ways leading off the road to Warwick.
And so saying, he moved along the windlass, here and there using his leg very freely, while imperturbable Bildad kept leading off with his psalmody.
There his body remained when the battle was over, and the victors were leading off the horses.
"Ah, Monsieur Mazarin, Monsieur Mazarin," said Rochefort, leading off his curate, who had not found an opportunity of uttering a single word during the foregoing dialogue, "you will see whether I am too old to be a man of action."
Hey, by jingo, there's the young Squire leading off now, wi' Miss Nancy for partners!
Contreras announced his presence with a booming home run to left-center field leading off the bottom of the second inning and giving the Cubs a 1-0 lead on the way to a 6-1 victory.