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 for To lead off
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lead \Lead\, v. i.
     1. To guide or conduct, as by accompanying, going before,
        showing, influencing, directing with authority, etc.; to
        have precedence or pre["e]minence; to be first or chief;
        -- used in most of the senses of lead, v. t.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To tend or reach in a certain direction, or to a certain
        place; as, the path leads to the mill; gambling leads to
        other vices.
        [1913 Webster]
              The mountain foot that leads towards Mantua. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     To lead off or To lead out, to go first; to begin; as,
        Mickey Mantle led off in the fifth inning of the game.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]

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