Meaning of “insinuate yourself into sth” in the English Dictionary

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"insinuate yourself into sth" in British English

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insinuate yourself into sth

formal disapproving
phrasal verb with insinuate uk /ɪnˈsɪn.ju.eɪt/ us /ɪnˈsɪn.ju.eɪt/ verb [ T ]

to use clever, secret, and often unpleasant methods to gradually become part of something:

Over the years she insinuated herself into the great man's life.

(Definition of “insinuate yourself into sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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