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dally with sb

(also UK dally with sb's affections)
phrasal verb with dally uk   us   /ˈdæl.i/ verb [I] old-fashioned
to be ​romantically or ​sexuallyinvolved with someone, usually for a ​shorttime, without really ​loving that ​person: It's ​cruel the way she just ​dallies with his ​affections.
(Definition of dally with sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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