Translation of "string sb along" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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string sb along

phrasal verb with string uk /strɪŋ/ us /strɪŋ/ verb [ T ] strung, strung

to deceive someone for a long time about what you are really intending to do

长期哄骗(某人);敷衍(某人)
She's been promising to pay back the money for six months, but I think she's just stringing me along. 她6个月来一直答应说要还钱,但我猜她只不过是在敷衍我而已。
He strung her along for years, saying he'd marry her and divorce his wife. 他哄了她有好几年,说他会和妻子离婚然后娶她。

(Translation of “string sb along” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)