trick (one) into (doing something)

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trick (one) into (doing something)

To use deceptive, misleading, or fraudulent means in order to cause or convince one to do something. There have been reports of fraudsters trying to trick people into giving them their bank login details over the phone. I can't believe he tricked me into doing his work for him like this—I should have known better!
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trick someone into (doing) something

to fool someone; to deceive someone; to cheat someone. The thief tricked John into giving him $10. Mary tricked her friends into paying for her dinner.
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trick into

v.
To cause someone to do or believe something by deceptive or fraudulent means: The con artist tricked me into believing that I had won a lottery.
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Summary: Telephone companies are tricking us into new contracts without proper information.
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Great advertising, these anecdotes suggest, isn't about figuring out clever ways to hide a product's flaws or tricking us into buying things we don't really want or need.
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This complicates the usually simple relationship between distance and time, tricking us into deducing that the gas velocity is higher than it really is (S&T: January 1990, page 29).