Phrasal Verb: Soften up

Phrasal Verb: Soften up


Meaning: Weaken

Example: The bombardment SOFTENED UP their defenses; I think we can move in tomorrow.

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Phrasal Verb: Soften up


Meaning: Do things to please someone in the hope that they will do what you want

Example: I paid for everything to SOFTEN them UP before they made the decision.

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