Adjective "leadup" definition and examples

(Leadup may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈliːdʌp/

Definitions and examples

noun

An event, point, or sequence that leads up to something else.
  1. 'In the lead-up to the big race, we take a look at some of the legendary cars that have raced in Bathurst.'
  2. 'The lack of agreement on specific policy measures was underscored in the lead-up to the meeting.'
  3. 'Everything has gone quiet in the lead-up to the federal election but, once the poll is over, expect the talk to begin again.'
  4. 'And all this action was taking place in the lead-up to the last election.'
  5. 'It was in the lead-up to her marriage to Jonathan that she decided to quit her job as a primary school teacher in York and enter the wedding business.'
  6. 'Unfortunately, the lead-up to it deserved, if not the same level of urgency, at least something approaching it.'
  7. 'For the region's playgroups and nurseries it has been a feast of babies, bonnets and bunnies in the lead-up to Easter.'
  8. 'We are left with a deep and palpable sense of the class hatred that gained momentum in the lead-up to the coup.'
  9. 'There are fears that the violence could get worse in the lead-up to the handover of power on the 30th of June.'
  10. 'The hesitancy and uncertainty that characterised the lead-up to this conflict has now been taken into the battlefield.'

More definitions

1. something that provides an approach to or preparation for an event or situation.

More examples(as adjective)

"works can be leadup."

"matches can be leadup."

Origin

(lead-up)