lead sb on Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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lead sb on

phrasal verb with lead uk   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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