Meaning of “dally with sb” in the English Dictionary

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"dally with sb" in British English

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dally with sb

also UK dally with sb's affections
phrasal verb with dally uk /ˈdæl.i/ us /ˈdæl.i/ verb [ I ] old-fashioned

to be romantically or sexually involved with someone, usually for a short time, 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)