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dally with sb

( also UK dally with sb's affections)
verb [I] uk phrasal verb with dally   /ˈdæl.i/ old-fashioned us  
to be romantically or sexually involved with someone, usually for a short time, without really loving that person: It's cruel the way she just dallies with his affections.
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