Meaning of “reel in something/someone” in the English Dictionary

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"reel in something/someone" in American English

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reel in something/someone

phrasal verb with reel us /ril/ verb [ I ]

to get control of something or someone, sometimes by offering something in exchange:

The article offers tips on how computer users can avoid being reeled in by internet hustlers.

(Definition of “reel in something/someone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)