tease (one) into (doing something)

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tease (one) into (doing something)

To provoke or incite one to do something by mocking, gibing, or making fun of them. My friends teased me into joining the football team, saying I was a sissy if I didn't. I kind of liked my mullet, but everyone at work teased me into getting it cut.
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It's almost as if the fixturistas position such mouthwatering games just prior to the break to tease us into coming back - as if we have a choice now the addiction has taken hold.
France provided the enigmatic golden locks of David Ginola to tease us into sharing our showers with L'Oreal.