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English definition of “play hard to get”

play hard to get

to pretend that you are less interested in someone than you really are as a way of making them more interested in you, especially at the start of a romantic relationship: Why won't you call him back? Are you playing hard to get?
(Definition of play hard to get from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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