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English definition of “string sb along”

string sb along

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