lead someone onphrasal verb

  • ja気を持たせる、期待させる
  • ento cause someone to think that you are interested in them when you are not just to get attention or take advantage of that person

Examples

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Thank you so much for hanging out with me
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while I get ready for bed.
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I thought a lot about it,
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and I think it's best for both of us
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if I just go alone so I'm sorry if I led you on.
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So, thank you.
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Bye.
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You're protective of Summer.
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It seems like over the years —
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I am, well so I actually never expected people that there would be people who disliked her.
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And I was like, "Why would you hate her?"
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And I'm like, "Well, it's a testament to how well done the movie was."
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You'd be hard pressed to find a person
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that's that forthcoming with their feelings right off the bat. - Totally.
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She doesn't lead him on at all.
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- No. - She just says — she says right away.
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In one scandalous scene, EJ confronts his sister, Elisa Johnson, about her new boyfriend,
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a French model named Anthony.
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"She literally could have picked up a garbage person off the side of the street, a crackhead,
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I would have been fine.
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Anything other than Anthony."
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According to EJ, Anthony allegedly quote "led him on" one night at a club so that EJ and
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his rich friends would treat him to VIP status.
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So that was like the main hook: It was like,
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[singing] "You never intended to lead me on."
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But like, come on. - Yeah.
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You weren't going to just read into nothing.
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You're not crazy, yeah. - Yeah.
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- So he must've led you on.
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What's his name?
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[audience laughter]