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present tense
I/you/we/theystring along
he/she/itstrings along
present participlestringing along
past tensestrung along
past participlestrung along
  1. 1
    [transitive] string someone along to make someone continue believing something that is false for a long time, especially something about your intentions or beliefs

    She's just stringing you along – she won't marry you.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to agree with or go along with an idea or suggestion
    string along with:

    I'll string along with your plan and see what happens.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] British to go somewhere with someone, especially because you have nothing else to do

    If you're going shopping, can I string along?

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