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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.
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sucker (one) into (something)

slang To trick, dupe, or con one into doing something or becoming involved in 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. He suckered his opponent into an argument about climate change, which he knew he could easily win.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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No study has targeted habitat use, movement patterns, and abundance of southeastern blue sucker in the Louisiana section of the Pearl River.
(in litt.) documented razorback sucker in Lake Powell that were originally stocked into the San Juan River; however, it is unknown how long these fish persisted in the lake.
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Working to recover humpback chub, bonytail, Colorado pikeminnow, and razorback sucker in the Colorado River and its tributaries in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.
Working to recover Colorado pikeminnow and razorback sucker in the San Juan River and its tributaries in Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.
Use of multiple spawning sites and seasonal movements of razorback sucker in the Green River, Utah.
Population status of the endangered razorback sucker in the middle Green River.
In South Dakota, the Department of Game, Fish and Parks (SDGFP) listed mountain sucker in the State Wildlife Action Plan as a species of greatest conservation need (SDGFP, 2006), and in 2003 the U.S.
To better inform management decisions, the objective of this study was to document the current distribution of mountain sucker in South Dakota's Black Hills for comparison with historic records.
Geological Survey (USGS) started a program in 1989 to save the razorback sucker in Lake Mohave, a 67-mile (108-kilometer) stretch of the Colorado River straddling the southern tip of Nevada and northwestern Arizona.
The population of razorback sucker in the Green River has probably increased in the last decade due to propagation at the hatchery.