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Phrasal Verbs

interest in

This page is about the phrasal verb interest in

Meaning

If you interest somebody in something, you make them want to know more about it.

For example

  • interest sb in sb/sth Companies try to interest people in their products by promoting and advertising them.

  • interest sb in sb/sth It's amazing how a well-made documentary can interest people in a subject that they've never been interested in before.

Quick Quiz

As soon as I walked into the auto showroom, a salesman said, "Can I interest you in

a. our new model?"

b. our pretty salesgirls?"

c. a tour of Albania?"

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