sea lion - definition and synonyms

verb [usually passive]
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    in an online conversation, to repeatedly ask a person questions or make comments which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

    I keep quiet for a number of reasons, but it's primarily out of fear. Fear of uttering an opinion only to be sea lioned into circular debates that feel engineered more to exhaust than to enlighten.

    Submitted by Kerry on 25/08/2015