maneuver (one) into (doing something)

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maneuver (one) into (doing something)

To cause, compel, or convince one to do something through subtle, duplicitous, or fraudulent manipulation. The prime minister has been slowly maneuvering members of parliament and the public alike into passing legislation that gives him more power. She maneuvered her siblings into signing over their rights to the estate to her.
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maneuver someone into something

to lure, position, or deceive someone into (doing) something. I will see if I can maneuver him into accepting the offer. He was maneuvered into accepting the offer.
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But Josh wisely manoeuvred us into the harbour to ensure the PS150,000 yacht came to no harm.
They manoeuvred us into the outside world and told us to stand side-by-side with our arms round each other's waists, then the less intoxicated elders attached themselves to the end and we set off seven abreast.