- to act as a spearhead for: She spearheaded the drive for new members.
Origin of spearhead
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3. lead, start, initiate, pioneer.
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Examples from the Web for spearhead
She did not spearhead initiatives to help mothers rejoin the world of work.The New Right-Wing Idol: Working Moms
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Putin appears to be using elite commandos—Spetsnaz—to spearhead his stealth move into Crimea and, perhaps, beyond.Russia's Special Ops Invasion of Ukraine Has Begun
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Price runs his own MRM on-line magazine, The Spearhead, which both compliments and competes with AV4M.The Masculine Mystique
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I'm about to defend Stuart Stevens, the spearhead of Mitt Romney's disastrous campaign, so please bear with me.GOP Revival Requires More than Hashtags
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The Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival boasts performances by Mumford Sons, Michael Franti, and Spearhead.Wine Tasting, Zip Lining & Mexico: Last-Minute Labor Day Getaways
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And every movement of the bison had driven the spearhead deeper.
At length the spearhead was ready for the finishing touches.
While Chipper worked at a spearhead, the other men were moving about.
Fig. 201 represents a spearhead of iron from Brandenburg, North Germany.The Swastika
Here the soil was firm, and the spearhead had to be forced home.Captured at Tripoli
Percy F. Westerman
- the pointed head of a spear
- the leading force in a military attack
- any person or thing that leads or initiates an attack, a campaign, etc
- (tr) to lead or initiate (an attack, a campaign, etc)
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Word Origin and History for spearhead
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