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string sb along

phrasal verb with string uk   us   /strɪŋ/ verb [T] (strung, strung)
to ​deceive someone for a ​longtime about what you are really ​intending to do: She's been ​promising to ​pay back the ​money for six ​months, but I ​think she's just ​stringing me along. He ​strung her along for ​years, saying he'd ​marry her and ​divorce his ​wife.
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