Definition of rope in phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

rope in

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

rope somebodyin

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rope somebody into something

[usually passive](informal)
 
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to persuade someone to join in an activity or to help to do something, even when they do not want to rope somebody in to do something Everyone was roped in to help with the show. rope somebody into doing something Ben was roped into making coffee for the whole team.
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