guilt-trip


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guilt-trip

(gĭlt′trĭp′)
tr.v. guilt-tripped, guilt-trip·ping, guilt-trips Informal
To make or try to make (someone) feel guilty.

guilt′ trip`


n.
Informal. a feeling of guilt or responsibility, esp. one not justified by reality.
[1970–75]

guilt′-trip`


v.t. -tripped, -trip•ping.
Informal. to attempt to instill a guilt trip in; play upon the guilt feelings of.
[1975–80]
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And in an ideal world, we wouldn't need TV shows like this to guilt-trip landlords into making properties more pleasant to live in.
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But the guilt-trip of the liberal American Jew has made him into a walking mess of insanity, inventing the idea of Hamas as victims when they are really a mob of would-be mass murderers.
EMMERDALE (7pm and 8pm ITV) LOCKING Belle (pictured) in a barn to give her a taste of being locked up didn't seem to change Belle's mind, so perhaps Cain will have more luck tonight as he tries to guilt-trip her into not pleading guilty to murder.
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