shame into

shame into
ˈshame ˌinto [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they shame into he/she/it shames into present participle shaming into past tense shamed into past participle shamed into] phrasal verb
to make someone feel so guilty or embarrassed that they do what you want

The Government have been shamed into providing more money for the project.

Thesaurus: to make someone feel ashamed or embarrassedsynonym
Main entry: shame

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