sucker (one) into (doing something)

sucker

1. noun The organ or structure on certain animals that is used to cling to objects through suction or withdraw nourishment by sucking. I don't know why, but the suckers on the arms of octopi give me the absolute creeps. The leeches drink blood through their suckers.
2. noun, slang Someone who is extremely foolish, gullible, and easily duped. The used car salesman could see a sucker coming from a mile away. All we need is some sucker who's willing to invest his money in our bogus company.
3. noun, slang Someone who tends to be easily entertained by or attracted to a particular type of person or thing. What can I say—I'm a sucker for romantic comedies! I've always been a sucker for guys with six packs.
4. noun, slang A generalized term of reference for any unspecified person or thing. Usually used to imply some intense, impressive, or remarkable trait. You see this computer chip? This little sucker's worth more money than your whole house! I don't know how we're going to haul that sucker up the stairs. The guy we hired for protection is a tough sucker, so I'm not too worried about anyone trying to hassle us.
5. verb, slang To trick, dupe, or con (someone); to make a sucker out of (someone). Usually followed by "into something." I can't believe they suckered me into investing my life savings! The sleazy car dealership uses attractive, smooth-talking young women to sucker you into buying more expensive models of cars.

sucker (one) into (doing something)

To con, swindle, or deceive one into doing something. I can't believe he suckered me into paying for those extra features—they're totally worthless! There have been reports of an increase in the number of scammers pretending to be bank officials in order to sucker customers into revealing their personal details over the phone.
See also: sucker

sucker someone into something

 and sucker someone in
Sl. to deceive someone into some sort of scam or confidence game; to play someone for a fool. Surely you don't think you can sucker me into doing something as stupid as that, do you? The con artist suckered in an unsuspecting tourist.
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sucker into

v.
To cause someone to do or believe something by deceptive or fraudulent means: The con artist tried to sucker me into revealing my credit card number.
See also: sucker

sucker

1. and sucka n. a dupe; an easy mark. See if you can sell that sucker the Brooklyn Bridge.
2. tv. to trick or victimize someone. That crook suckered me. I should have known better.
3. n. an annoying person. (Also a rude term of address.) I am really sick of that sucker hanging around here.
4. n. a gadget; a thing. Now, you put this little sucker right into this slot.