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betraying

verb
present participle of betray

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1 to be unfaithful or disloyal to
  • childhood friends of movie stars often betray them by telling their secrets to the supermarket tabloids

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3 to lead away from a usual or proper course by offering some pleasure or advantage
  • she was betrayed by a false show of friendship into covering up the crime

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“Betraying.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/betraying. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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