Phrasal Verb: rope in

December 18, 2009 by Angela

To rope in somebody (or rope somebody in) means to persuade them to do something to help you – especially when it is something they might not want to do.

Examples of use:
1. I need to sweep up the leaves in the garden so I’ll rope in the children to help.

2. Let’s rope local businesses in to help us deal with the litter problem.

infinitive – rope in

present simple – rope in and ropes in

-ing form – roping in

past simple – roped in

past participle – roped in

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