HyperDic: lead_on

English > 2 senses of the expression lead on:
VERBcommunicationlead onentice or induce especially when unwise or mistaken / mistaken
sociallead on, deceive, delude, cozenbe false to
English > lead on: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningentice or induce especially when unwise or mistaken / mistaken.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Broaderentice, lure, temptProvoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
Spanishengatusar, tentar
English > lead on: 2 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningBe false to; be dishonest with.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsdeceive, delude, cozen
Entailed bycheat, rip off, chiseldeprive somebody of something by deceit
Narrowerbetray, selldeliver to an enemy by treachery
cheat, chiselEngage in deceitful behavior
cheat on, cheat, cuckold, betray, wanderBe sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
ensnare, entrap, frame, set upTake or catch as if in a snare or trap
flim-flam, play a joke on, play tricks, trick, fob, fox, pull a fast one on, play a trick ondeceive somebody
fool, gull, befoolmake a fool or dupe of
hoax, pull someone's leg, play a joke onsubject to a playful hoax or joke
humbugtrick or deceive
shillact as a shill
Broadervictimize, victimisemake a victim / victim of
Spanishburlar, engañar
Catalanenganyar, enredar

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