[ speer-hed ]
/ ˈspɪərˌhɛd /
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verb (used with object)
to act as a spearhead for: She spearheaded the drive for new members.
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How to use spearhead in a sentence
The New Haven-based group has spent a decade investigating human-rights abuses in Iran and is spearheading the project.New Facebook Project Imitates Virtual Iranian Prison|Nina Strochlic|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tarek, who asked to withhold his last name for fear of retribution, is spearheading an awareness campaign.
British Dictionary definitions for spearhead
/ (ˈspɪəˌhɛd) /
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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