Meaning of “string sb along” in the English Dictionary

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"string sb along" in British English

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string sb along

phrasal verb with string uk /strɪŋ/ us /strɪŋ/ verb [ T ] strung, strung

to deceive someone for a long time 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.

(Definition of “string sb along” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)