string (along) v.
1. in senses of persuasion [the image of dragging someone along on the end of a string].
(a) [early 19C+] to fool, to deceive someone, esp. over a drawn-out period of time; to tease; thus stringing n.
(b) [late 19C+] (Aus./N.Z./US) to encourage, to egg on.
2. in senses of movement.
(a) [mid-19C] (US) to progress, to walk along.
(b) [20C+] to accompany.
1. to accompany; to associate with.
2. to agree with.
3. to support.
[late 19C+] (Aus./N.Z.) to deceive; in a relationship, to lead someone on; to encourage with deceitful intent.
1. to keep someone in suspense.
2. to deceive someone over a period of time.