Lead astray

lead astray

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