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verb (adverb) informal

(intr often foll by with) to agree or appear to be in agreement (with)
(intr often foll by with) to accompany
Also: string on (tr) to deceive, fool, or hoax, esp in order to gain time



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Idioms and Phrases with string along

string along


Go along with someone, accompany or follow, as in I decided to string along with them, just to see what might happen. [Colloquial; first half of 1900s]


Agree, as in We knew that three committee members would string along with us for now. [Colloquial; first half of 1900s]


string someone along. Keep someone waiting or in a state of uncertainty; also, fool or deceive someone. For example, We were stringing them along, hoping that we'd get a better offer, or She was in tears when she found out that he'd just been stringing her along. [Colloquial; c. 1900]

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