transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- to coax sb/sth
into -ingI coaxed the child into going to bed convencí al niño para que se acostara I coaxed the engine into starting/the animal into the cage con paciencia logré que el motor arrancara/que el animal se metiera en la jaulato coax sb to+ infinitive/infinitivoshe coaxed them to eat con paciencia intentó que comieran to coax sth fromo out ofsb sonsacarle* algo aalgn I managed to coax an answer/the information out of her logré sonsacarle una respuesta/la información a coaxing voice/smile una voz/sonrisa persuasivaMore example sentences
- This year I was coaxed into starting my holiday baking early.
- He was coaxed into a reading and soon found himself studying with an acting coach, having his long hair cut to marine length for the part.
- After the fighting ended, he hid in the jungle for two years before he was coaxed into surrendering.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
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