dragoon into

phrasal verb

dragooned into; dragooning into; dragoons into
: to force or convince (someone) to do (something)
Somehow I was dragooned into working overtime.

Examples of dragoon into in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are narrow exceptions for hotels, restaurants, and community facilities, but the broad language could mean anyone from commercial landlords to the Geek Squad potentially being dragooned into secretly aiding U.S. intelligence. David Meyer, Fortune, 15 Apr. 2024 The premise has the boys, the worst soldiers imaginable, coping with being dragooned into the U.S. Army at the start of World War I. Mistakenly delivering kitchen trash to a general’s living room is only the start of their woes. Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, 3 Apr. 2024 But the women artists in the museum’s collection dragooned into this minor prank, and the generations of women and feminist art historians — Rosalind Krauss, Anne Wagner, Mary Ann Caws, hundreds more — who have devoted their careers to thinking seriously about modern art and gender. Jason Farago, New York Times, 1 June 2023

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“Dragoon into.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dragoon%20into. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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