lead up

lead-up

[leed-uhp]
noun
something that provides an approach to or preparation for an event or situation.

Origin:
1950–55; noun use of verb phrase lead up (to)

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lead up

verb
set in motion, start an event or prepare the way for; "Hitler's attack on Poland led up to World War II" 
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