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swear sb in

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phrasal verb with swear uk   /sweər/  us   /swer/ verb (swore, sworn)
When someone is ​sworn in, they make a ​formalpromise to be ​honest or ​loyal, either in a ​lawcourt or when ​starting a new ​officialjob: The next ​witness was ​sworn in. Obama was ​sworn in aspresident.
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