Idiom: lead someone astray
— My parents don’t want me to go away to college because they’re terrified someone will lead me astray.
— I thought the person at the train station was helping me but he was trying to lead me astray.
— The photographer led the young woman astray when he took nude photos of her for her "modeling" portfolio.
— Be careful when you travel overseas—thieves see tourists as easy targets to lead astray.
— My elderly grandparents were led astray by their caretaker, who persuaded them to give her access to their bank accounts.
— I realized I was being led astray when my boyfriend asked me to lie to his parents.
— Many people are too embarrassed to tell anyone when they've been led astray so many thieves never get caught.
— Search for "pain relief" on the internet and at least five unscrupulous ads will pop up trying to lead people astray to buy worthless miracle remedies.
1. negatively influence someone:
2. make one believe something that isn't true:
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