The act of dragging out a relationship with someone while having dishonest intentions. This can be applied to friendships or dating. The person stringing along the victim usually is getting something selfish or one-sided out of the situation such as sex, money or attention from others. This usually ends poorly for the person being strung along. The victim is sometimes aware of the situation but does not break the cycle due to them being a tool, insecure, spineless or gaining something less from the relationship such as not being completely alone even though they are being used. People performing this act are usually Chav's.
"You still dating Janet?" "Yeah I'm going to string her along until the sex runs out." or "I'm going to keep stringing along that married guy until he stops spending money on me or his wife finds out."
by El Gallo Rojo October 16, 2007
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To give somenone false hopes or to make someone believe her/him you are head over heels for that person when you know for a fact you don't give a damn about it, but you keep it under wraps because you're either scared of hurting her/his feelings or you don't wanna be alone. Sometimes that guy or girl winds up marrying someone else (not always but happens)
string along:

John: Mary has really become a pain in the ass, but I don't wanna dump her. I'm so adapted to her company.

Sean: you're a fucking wimp, you should break up, you always string girls along!!!

John: after I hit on Monica!
by Rockapiedra February 8, 2012
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