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to be dragged into a situation, most of the time unwittingly, that you otherwise wouldn't necessarily want to be a part of

-from "winch", a device installed on the front of a watercraft trailer, consisting of a reel of cable turned by a motor, with a hook at the end of the cable, to pull in a boat or other marine vehicle from out of the water.
"Todd and his gf won't be able to join the rest of us at the cottage for the long weekend, somehow they got winched into helping his sister move.....suckers!!"
by hipster April 22, 2007