Meaning of “rope sb in” in the English Dictionary

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"rope sb in" in British English

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rope sb in

phrasal verb with rope uk /rəʊp/ us /roʊp/ verb [ T usually + adv/prep ]

to persuade someone to do something for you:

At the last minute, we roped in a couple of spectators to complete the team.

(Definition of “rope sb in” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)