dragoon into

dragoon into
dra ˈgoon ˌinto [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they dragoon into he/she/it dragoons into present participle dragooning into past tense dragooned into past participle dragooned into] phrasal verb
to make someone do something that they do not want to do
Thesaurus: to nag or force someone to do somethingsynonym
Main entry: dragoon

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dragoon into [phrasal verb]
dragoon (someone) into (something) : to force or convince (someone) to do (something)

Somehow I was dragooned into working overtime.

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