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string along

verb

Definition of string along

  • transitive verb
    1. 1 :  to keep waiting <strung him along until the boss was back from lunch>

    2. 2 :  deceive, fool <string alonging us along with ruses and red herrings — John Powers>

    3. intransitive verb
    4. :  go along, agree <held her tongue and strung along with the rest of them>



    Examples of string along

    1. <the student succeeded in stringing even his teachers along with his tales of family hardships>



    1914

    First Known Use of string along

    1914


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