guilt-trip
transitive verb Date: 1977 to cause feelings of guilt in <
guilt-tripped them into helping
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  • guilt trip — guilt ,trip noun count INFORMAL a strong feeling of being guilty that makes you behave in a particular way lay a guilt trip on someone to make someone feel guilty about something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • guilt trip — ► NOUN informal ▪ a feeling of guilt, especially when self indulgent or unjustified …   English terms dictionary

  • guilt trip — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms guilt trip : singular guilt trip plural guilt trips informal a strong feeling of being guilty that makes you behave in a particular way • lay a guilt trip on someone …   English dictionary

  • guilt-trip — sts guilt′ trip v. t. tripped, trip•ping. inf to attempt to instill a guilt trip in; play upon the guilt feelings of • Etymology: 1975–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • guilt-trip — /gilt trip /, v.t., guilt tripped, guilt tripping. Informal. to attempt to instill a guilt trip in; play upon the guilt feelings of. [1975 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • guilt-trip — /gilt trip /, v.t., guilt tripped, guilt tripping. Informal. to attempt to instill a guilt trip in; play upon the guilt feelings of. [1975 80] …   Useful english dictionary

  • guilt trip — informal noun a feeling of guilt, especially when self indulgent. verb (guilt trip) make (someone) feel guilty, especially to induce them to do something …   English new terms dictionary

  • guilt trip — sts guilt′ trip n. inf a feeling of guilt or responsibility, esp. one not justified by reality • Etymology: 1970–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • guilt\ trip — Feeling guilty over something insignificant or over something you had no control over. Her mum had put her on a guilt trip over her armed robbery of the bank, but really, what was the big deal? …   Dictionary of american slang

  • guilt\ trip — Feeling guilty over something insignificant or over something you had no control over. Her mum had put her on a guilt trip over her armed robbery of the bank, but really, what was the big deal? …   Dictionary of american slang

  • guilt trip — noun remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offense • Syn: ↑guilt, ↑guilty conscience, ↑guilt feelings • Derivationally related forms: ↑guilty (for: ↑guilt) • …   Useful english dictionary

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