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swear sb in

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verb uk phrasal verb with swear   /sweər/ us    /swer/ (swore, sworn)
When someone is sworn in, they make a formal promise to be honest or loyal, either in a law court or when starting a new official job: The next witness was sworn in. Obama was sworn in as president.
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