lead on


Definition of LEAD ON

transitive verb
:  to entice or induce to adopt or continue in a course or belief especially when unwise or mistaken

Examples of LEAD ON

  1. <a con man whose dupes are usually led on by their own greed and eagerness to turn an easy buck>

First Known Use of LEAD ON



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