suck (someone) into (something)

suck (someone) into (something)
suck (someone) into (something) to cause someone to become involved in something or do something.

I got sucked into their argument because I was a friend of the family.

I didn't return the salesman's phone calls because I didn't want to be sucked in.

Usage notes: usually used as get sucked into something or be sucked into something, as in the examples, and often said of someone who becomes involved without fully understanding the situation

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • suck — I UK [sʌk] / US verb Word forms suck : present tense I/you/we/they suck he/she/it sucks present participle sucking past tense sucked past participle sucked ** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to pull liquid into your mouth by using the muscles in… …   English dictionary

  • suck — verb 1》 draw into the mouth by contracting the muscles of the lip and mouth to make a partial vacuum.     ↘hold (something) in the mouth and draw at it by contracting the lip and cheek muscles.     ↘draw in a specified direction by creating a… …   English new terms dictionary

  • suck — [[t]sʌ̱k[/t]] sucks, sucking, sucked 1) VERB If you suck something, you hold it in your mouth and pull at it with the muscles in your cheeks and tongue, for example in order to get liquid out of it. [V n] They waited in silence and sucked their… …   English dictionary

  • suck — /sʌk / (say suk) verb (t) 1. to draw into the mouth by action of the lips and tongue which produces a partial vacuum: to suck lemonade through a straw. 2. to draw (water, moisture, air, etc.) by any process resembling this: plants suck up… …  

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