rope into

rope into  {v.},  {informal}
1. To trick into; persuade dishonestly.
Jerry let the big boys rope him into stealing some apples.
2. To get (someone) to join in; persuade to work at.
It was Sue's job to bathe the dog but she roped Sam into helping her.
Mother did not go to the first meeting of the club because she was afraid she would be roped into something.
Compare: TALK INTO.
Categories: informal verb