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lead sb on

disapproving
phrasal verb with lead uk   /liːd/ us   /liːd/ verb led, led uk   /led/ us  
to persuade someone to believe something that is untrue: All that time she'd been leading him on (= pretending she liked him), but she was only interested in his money.
(Definition of lead sb on from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lead sb on”
in Chinese (Simplified) 误导(某人), 蒙骗(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 誤導(某人), 矇騙(某人)…
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