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wheedle out of

1. To cajole, flatter, beg, or beguile someone in order to obtain or steal something from them. A noun or pronoun is used between "wheedle" and "out." He's just a piece of lowly scum who spends his time wheedling pensioners out of their savings over the phone. I can't believe I let Seth wheedle me out of my favorite pencil case!
2. To obtain or steal something from someone through cajolery, flattery, pleading, or beguilement. A noun or pronoun is used between "wheedle" and "out." I hate these pushy charity workers, trying to wheedle every last cent out of you that they can. After begging and pleading, the kids finally wheedled the car out of me for the weekend.
See also: of, out, wheedle

wheedle out of

v.
1. To obtain something from some person through the use of flattery or guile: The swindler wheedled my life savings out of me.
2. To defraud someone of something through the use of flattery or guile: The swindler wheedled me out of my life savings.
See also: of, out, wheedle