string along


string along
verb Date: 1914 transitive verb 1. to keep waiting <
strung him along until the boss was back from lunch
>
2. deceive, fool <
string alonging us along with ruses and red herrings — John Powers
>
intransitive verb go along, agree <
held her tongue and strung along with the rest of them
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • string along — ► string along informal 1) stay with a person or group as long as it is convenient. 2) mislead deliberately over a length of time. Main Entry: ↑string …   English terms dictionary

  • string along — [v] play with; keep dangling bluff, coquet, dally, deceive, dupe, flirt, fool, hoax, lead on*, put one over on*, take for a ride*, toy, trifle, wanton; concept 59 Ant. let go, release …   New thesaurus

  • string along — phrasal verb Word forms string along : present tense I/you/we/they string along he/she/it strings along present participle stringing along past tense strung along past participle strung along 1) string someone along [transitive] to make someone… …   English dictionary

  • string along — verb move or come along • Syn: ↑string • Hypernyms: ↑advance, ↑progress, ↑pass on, ↑move on, ↑march on, ↑go on • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • string along — {v.}, {informal} 1. To deceive; fool; lead on dishonestly. * /Mary was stringing John along for years but she didn t mean to marry him./ * /George told the new boy that he must always call the teacher Sir, but the new boy soon saw that George was …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • string along — {v.}, {informal} 1. To deceive; fool; lead on dishonestly. * /Mary was stringing John along for years but she didn t mean to marry him./ * /George told the new boy that he must always call the teacher Sir, but the new boy soon saw that George was …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • string\ along — v informal 1. To deceive; fool; lead on dishonestly. Mary was stringing John along for years but she didn t mean to marry him. George told the new boy that he must always call the teacher Sir, but the new boy soon saw that George was stringing… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • string along — Synonyms and related words: act with, align with, bamboozle, bedog, beguile, betray, blarney, bluff, butter, butter up, cajole, chase, cheat on, circumvent, come after, come behind, conjure, coquet, dally, deceive, delude, diddle, dog, double… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • string along — 1) must your sister always string along? Syn: go along, come too, accompany someone, join someone 2) I think Daisy is just stringing poor Dave along Syn: mislead, deceive, take advantage of, dupe, hoax, fool, make a fool of …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • string along — pretend that you believe, go along with    When Franz talks about shark fishing, I just string along …   English idioms

  • string along (to) —  Deceive, to be not fully honest with someone.  ► “The Bosnian Serbs’ prevarication over the peace plan seems to be another attempt to string along negotiations and to sow division between Russia and the West until the Serbs get what they want.”… …   American business jargon


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