string along

verb

Definition of string along

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to keep waiting strung him along until the boss was back from lunch

  3. 2 :  deceive, fool string alonging us along with ruses and red herrings — John Powers

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

Examples of string along in a sentence

  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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