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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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Dragoons originally referred to mounted infantry, who used horses for mobility but dismounted to fight on foot.
Lieutenant Colonel James Lane of the Royal Dragoon Guards, said it was a new experience for his soldiers.
This is a little different than the normally accepted idea of both Dragoons being carried in pommel holsters.
For the 1st and 2nd Model Dragoons, I use charges of 30, 35, 40, and 45 grains of Pyrodex P from Hodgdon's as well as 35 and 40 grains of Goex FFFg.
coincide year Majo"It will mean The Light Dragoon story, and its spirit, will be protected in perpetuity.
Lance Corporal Richard Scanlon, from 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards (The Welsh Cavalry)
Captain Jon Whelan, Second in Command, A Squadron, 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards, said: "One of the best shots with anti-tank weapons I have ever seen, his skills as a squadron barman were also legendary.
Task Force Helmand spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Mackenzie said: "It is with great sadness that I must confirm the deaths of two soldiers from the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards after their vehicle was hit by an IED.
Tpr Lawrence, who served with The Light Dragoons, died in an explosion while travelling in a Scimitar reconnaissance vehicle.
The Royal Canadian Dragoons and Royal Canadian Regiment will commemorate their 1254 anniversary on June 7, 2008.
More than 250 men of The Light Dragoons will parade through Dereham, Norfolk, tomorrow at 10.
It is known that Dragoons were converted to cartridge guns, and at least one Paterson, so it is not unlikely that a Walker or two also had their frames reworked and fitted with a breechring and bored-through cartridge cylinder.
The Dragoons, also known as the Welsh Calvary, must fund the refurbishment of the museum.
And the brave Dragoons were paid the ultimate tribute by their comrades yesterday - when they were made the army's first ever honorary marines.
THE third novel featuring Matthew Hervey of the Light Dragoons sees our hero having to accept a policing role at a time when - with no professional constabulary - England in 1817 faces political turmoil and seems heady for revolution.