Definition of string along
- strung him along until the boss was back from lunch
the student succeeded in stringing even his teachers along with his tales of family hardships
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'string along.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
bamboozle, beguile, bluff, buffalo, burn, catch, con, cozen, deceive, delude, dupe, fake out, fool, gaff, gull, have, hoax, hoodwink, humbug, juggle, misguide, misinform, mislead, snow, spoof, take in, trick;
do a number on, lead one down the garden path (also lead one up the garden path), pull one's leg, pull the wool over one's eyes;
What made you want to look up string along? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
Confusing Words—A Quiz