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have sb on

UK phrasal verb with have
 
 
strong /hæv/ weak /həv, əv, v/ verb ( past tense and past participle had, present tense singular has)
to make someone think that something is true, as a joke: He's not really angry - he's just having you on.Cheating and trickingPlotting and trapping
Translations of “have sb on”
in Chinese (Traditional) 哄騙(某人)…
in Russian разыгрывать кого-либо…
in Turkish (şaka) kandırmak, öyle olduğunu düşünmesini sağlamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 哄骗(某人)…
in Polish nabierać kogoś…
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