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Verb: sweep up
  1. Force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
    "They were swept up by the events";
    - embroil, tangle, sweep, drag, drag in
     
  2. Take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
    "She swept up Catholicism";
    - espouse, embrace, adopt

Derived forms: sweeps up, swept up, sweeping up

Type of: accept, involve