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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The head and sharpened point of a lance; The front military unit in an attack; Someone who initiates an activity (attack or campaign etc.) v. - Be in charge of.

Usage examples (34)
  • HAIGHT: (INAUDIBLE) have been kind of called the spearhead of the surge.
  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We've actually been called the spearhead of the surge.
  • Are you on any advisory boards to "spearhead" things?
  • According to today's Daily Record, Sarah Brown is set to "spearhead" the Labour campaign in Glenrothes. for more
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