String String (str[i^]ng), v. t. [imp. {Strung} (str[u^]ng); p. p. {Strung} (R. {Stringed} (str[i^]ngd)); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stringing}.] 1. To furnish with strings; as, to string a violin. [1913 Webster]

Has not wise nature strung the legs and feet With firmest nerves, designed to walk the street? --Gay. [1913 Webster]

2. To put in tune the strings of, as a stringed instrument, in order to play upon it. [1913 Webster]

For here the Muse so oft her harp has strung, That not a mountain rears its head unsung. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. To put on a string; to file; as, to string beads. [1913 Webster]

4. To make tense; to strengthen. [1913 Webster]

Toil strung the nerves, and purified the blood. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

5. To deprive of strings; to strip the strings from; as, to string beans. See {String}, n., 9. [1913 Webster]

6. To hoax; josh; jolly; often used with along; as, we strung him along all day until he realized we were kidding. [Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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