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1‘he never tried to pressurize Buffy into buying the apple’
coerce, pressure, press, push, persuade, influence, force, squeeze, bulldoze, hound, harass, nag, harry, badger, goad, prod, pester, browbeat, brainwash, bully, bludgeon, intimidate, dragoon, twist someone's arm, strong-arm
use pressure on, put pressure on, lean on, prevail on
North American blackjack
informal railroad, put the screws on, put the squeeze on
North American informal hustle, fast-talk
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