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verb (adverb)
(intr usually foll by with) to cooperate (with), esp as a temporary measure
(tr) to manipulate as if in a game, esp for one's own advantagehe played the widow along until she gave him her money
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play along

Cooperate or pretend to cooperate, as in They decided to play along with the robbers, at least for a while. [Colloquial; 1920s]

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