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


swear in

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

swear somebodyin


swear somebody into something

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to make someone promise to do a job correctly, to be loyal to an organization, a country, etc. He was sworn in as president. The new senator was sworn into office. related noun swearing-in
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: swear in