dragoon (someone) into (something)

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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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Tony Blair used the "45 minutes" claim to put the fear of God into the British people, and dragoon us into a war.