recruit (one) into (something

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recruit (one) into (something

To hire, enlist, or enroll one into some group, company, or organization. I wish they wouldn't try to recruit high school kids into the military right in the middle of the cafeteria like that. Sarah has been trying to recruit me into her spirituality club, but I have my suspicions that it's some kind of cult.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

recruit someone into something

to seek out and induct someone into something. The recruitment office tried to recruit ten people a week into the army. The army recruited almost no one during the month of December.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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