Definition of Lead on
1. Verb. Entice or induce especially when unwise or mistaken.
2. Verb. Be false to; be dishonest with.
Specialized synonyms: Betray, Sell, Cheat, Chisel, Shill, Flim-flam, Fob, Fox, Play A Joke On, Play A Trick On, Play Tricks, Pull A Fast One On, Trick, Befool, Fool, Gull, Betray, Cheat, Cheat On, Cuckold, Wander, Hoax, Play A Joke On, Pull Someone's Leg, Ensnare, Entrap, Frame, Set Up, Humbug
Generic synonyms: Victimise, Victimize
Derivative terms: Deception, Deception, Deceptive, Deceptive, Delusion, Delusion, Delusion, Delusive, Delusory
Definition of Lead on
1. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) to mislead, to try to make someone believe a lie. ¹
2. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) to encourage with the illusion of a romantic relationship. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Lead on
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1. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1883)
"When the battery is charged, which means that as much as is possible of peroxide on one surface and metallic lead on the other is deposited, the charging ..."
2. The Ten Books on Architecture by Vitruvius Pollio (1914)
"In Rhodes they put shavings in jars, pour vinegar over them, and lay pieces of lead on the shavings; then they cover the jars with lids to prevent ..."
3. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"... according to the given composition of lithopone, 70% barium sulphate and 30% zinc sulphide. Lead is reported as Basic Carbonate of lead on the formula ..."
4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1855)
"... the author saw reason to suspect that the acids employed by him might contain lead. On testing these, which were the purest to be purchased from the ..."
5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"... of spongy lead on the other. It follows that the duration of the successive charging currents also increases. At the beginning, a few minutes suffice; ..."