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  Definition of Lead astray
  1. cause someone to believe an untruth; "The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"
  2. lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions; "The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver"
  3. teach immoral behavior to; "It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits"
Similar Words: deceive, betray, mislead, misdirect, misguide, lead off

 

Hyponyms: pose, impersonate, personate, bamboozle, snow, hoodwink, pull the wool over someone's eyes, lead by the nose, play false, gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across

 

Derivational Morphology: double-crosser, double-dealer, two-timer, betrayer, traitor, deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation, deceiver, cheat, cheater, trickster, beguiler, slicker, misdirection, misleader

 

 
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