rope in

rope in  {v.},  {informal}
1. To use a trick to make (someone) do something; deceive; fool.
The company ropes in high school students to sell magazine subscriptions by telling them big stories of how much money they can earn.
Syn.: TAKE UP (5a).
2. To get (someone to join or help); persuade to do something.
Martha roped in Charles to help her decorate the gym for the party.
I didn't want the job of selling tickets for the dance, but I was roped in because everyone else was too busy to do it.
Categories: informal verb

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