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dragoon (someone) into (something)

To force or pressure someone into doing something. Unfortunately, the boss dragooned me into planning this whole conference on my own.
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dragoon someone into something

to force someone into doing something. We dragooned the boys into helping us. She was trying to dragoon some of the men into setting up the banquet tables.
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I found a Whitneyville Walker Transitional Model at Cabela's, a 1st Model Dragoon at Dixie Gun Works and then contacted Uberti for both a 1st Model and 2nd Model Dragoon.
1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards parade through Cardiff city centre yesterday after returning home from a tour of duty in Helmand province, Afghanistan PICTURE: PETER BOLTER [umlaut]
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Also on the bus as it made its way to Charlotte was Pipe Major Derek Potter of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.
The Royal Dragoon Guards were in the first amphibious DD Sherman Tanks to land on Gold Beach, arriving five minutes before H-Hour at 7.
And the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards - motto Second to None - would be the perfect choice for the tough young prince.
Fashioned after the battalion-level Warfighter Challenge familiar to soldiers who have competed at Fort McClellan, Alabama, the Fort Myer, Virginia, military community, or FMMC, has developed a company-level competition it calls Dragoon Challenge.
The role played by this "hidden ally" in Operation Dragoon forms the basis of a new study by Arthur Layton Funk.
For hikers and climbers, Cochise Stronghold and Jordan Canyon are sculpted-rock wonderlands in the Dragoon Mountains.
The brave men of 4 SCOTS, The Highlanders suffered a blow to their national pride, losing out to troopers from the Royal Dragoon Guards by just three points.
The case was passed on to Northumbria Police's Op Dragoon team, who were able to identify Downing as the driver.
He was arrested by the Op Dragoon team and charged with careless driving, failing to stop, driving while disqualified and driving with no insurance.
PRINCE CHARLES paid an early St David's Day visit to soldiers from The Queen's Dragoon Guards (The Welsh Cavalry) on a military range in Wales yesterday.