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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.
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