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English definition of “sucker sb into sth”

sucker sb into sth

US informal phrasal verb with sucker     /ˈsʌk.ər/ US  // verb
to persuade someone to do something by deceiving them: [+ -ing verb] We were suckered into doing the job for free.Cheating and trickingPlotting and trappingUrging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
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