One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the dragoons charged our left flank’
cavalryman, mounted soldier, horse soldier, cavalier, knight, chevalier
carabineer, hussar, lancer, cuirassier, sabreur
1‘he dragooned his friends into amateur dramatics’
coerce, pressure, pressurize, bring pressure to bear on, use pressure on, put pressure on, constrain, lean on, press, push
force, compel, impel, oblige, put under an obligation, squeeze, hound, harass, nag, harry, badger, goad, drive, prod, pester, browbeat, brainwash, bludgeon, bully, threaten, tyrannize, prevail on, work on, act on, influence, intimidate, twist someone's arm, strong-arm
North American blackjack
informal bulldoze, railroad, put the screws on, put the squeeze on
British informal bounce
North American informal hustle, fast-talk
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