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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His owners admit the Labrador used to steal sweets from children, munch his way through packets of crisps and use his puppy eyes to guilt-trip them into sharing their dinner.
With near-orphan April by her side, the pair guilt-trip punters into buying whatever dodgy stuff they can flog them from the back of Carly's van.
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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It's as if she's trying to guilt-trip us into getting pregnant.
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Rather than spending all of our energy trying to guilt-trip the media into representing us more diversely, it's time we put our passion and our dollars behind the nuanced representations of gay men that have already been written.
for example, she goes off on the ever-increasing number of companies that expect their customers to function as unpaid staff, "even using guilt-trip lines inch as, 'Please have your account details ready, as this will help speed up the process, so that we can deal with more inquiries.