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    Don't let him guilt you into lending him money

    Don't let him guilt you into lending him money.


    Hi,
    Is it right to see the above as the following? Thanks.

    Don't let him make you feel guilty; as a result, you're willing to lend him money.

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    Re: Don't let him guilt you into lending him money

    Yes, you are correct.

    It's being used as a verb. Some dictionaries even have it listed as a verb.
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    Re: Don't let him guilt you into lending him money

    The fact that guilt is listed as a verb in some recent dictionaries and not in others is a sign that it has only recently come into use that way. To guilt someone into something​ is, I think, quite common in AmE, but the usage has only been around for a couple of decades or so.
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