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beguile (someone) into (doing something)
To entice someone to do what one wants through some form of cunning, trickery, or charm. Oh, I am going to that gala, even if I have to beguile one of my co-workers into taking me. I can't believe that salesman beguiled us into buying such an overpriced appliance.
beguile (someone) out of (something)
To swindle something from someone. That con man beguiled us out of thousands, I'm ashamed to say.
beguile (someone) with (something)
To captivate someone with something. Peter beguiled the audience with the exciting tales of his world travels.
beguile the time
To spend time in an enjoyable manner or activity. Let us retire to the garden and beguile the time among the beautiful blooms. We beguiled the time chatting and listening to old records.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
beguile someone into something
to charm someone into doing something. You can't beguile me into stealing for you! I beguiled Tom into driving me to the airport.
beguile someone out of something
1. to charm someone out of doing something. I will try to beguile them out of doing it. He beguiled her out of leaving.
2. to charm something away from someone. She's trying to beguile the old man out of a substantial amount of his money. Max beguiled the old lady out of her rings.
beguile someone with something
to charm or fascinate someone with something. She beguiled her date with tales of her luxurious lifestyle. He spent the evening beguiling her with stories of the Old West.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.