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jockey sb into sth

verb [I] uk phrasal verb with jockey   /ˈdʒɒk.i/ us    /ˈdʒɑː.ki/
to persuade someone to do what you want, often by deceiving them in a clever way: [+ -ing verb] The bosses were eventually jockeyed into signing the union agreement.
Translations of “jockey sb into sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 誘騙(某人)做……
in Chinese (Simplified) 诱骗(某人)做……
(Definition of jockey sb into sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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