coax (someone or something) in(to) (something)

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coax (someone or something) in(to) (something)

1. To convince or persuade a person or animal to enter something. It takes the promise of many songs and books to coax my kids into going to bed. Good luck coaxing the cat into her carrier—she's been hiding under the bed ever since she heard the word "vet."
2. To convince or persuade a person or animal to do something. Come on, see if you can coax her into dancing for us—I hear she's a trained ballroom dancer. Good luck coaxing the cat into going to the vet—she's been hiding under the bed ever since she heard the word "vet."
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coax (someone or an animal) in (to something)

 
1. to urge or persuade someone or an animal to go into something. We coaxed the lion into the cage with fresh meat. The teacher coaxed the child into the kindergarten classroom.
2. to urge or persuade someone or an animal into doing something. We coaxed her into singing for us. Janet coaxed the dog into sitting up and begging.
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He continued, "We are converting our existing 480 miles of fiber optic strand and 4,000 miles of copper and 425 miles of coax into the Bentley communications solution.
A new chip from Entropic solves this problem, and turns the coax into a high-speed (270Mbps) pipe that is perfectly suited for secure, robust home networking.
A new chip from Entropic solves this problem, and turns the coax into a high-speed -- 270Mbps -- pipe that is well suited for secure, robust home networking.