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Related to rope into: rope someone in
rope (one) into (doing) (something)
To persuade, entice, or enlist one to do or participate in something. I really didn't want to sing in the talent show, but Janet roped me into it. I managed to rope a few friends into helping us move out on Saturday.
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rope someone into somethingand rope someone in
Fig. to cause someone to get involved in some project. She's always trying to rope me into her club. Let's rope in someone to help with cleaning up.
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To persuade someone to do something by means of trickery or deception: A dishonorable salesman roped us into buying worthless property.
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