lead on

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lead on (third-person singular simple present leads on, present participle leading on, simple past and past participle led on)

  1. (transitive, idiomatic) to mislead, to try to make someone believe a lie.
  2. (transitive, idiomatic) to encourage with the illusion of a romantic relationship.
  3. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see lead,‎ on.

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