Definition of foist in English:

foist

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Pronunciation: /fɔɪst
 
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verb

[with object] (foist someone/thing on)
  • Impose an unwelcome or unnecessary person or thing on: she had no desire to have an elderly relative foisted on her
    More example sentences
    • It foisted an unnecessary holiday on all Government schools, certainly an outrageous concession that nobody deserves and demands.
    • He's patient and doesn't foist his presence on anyone, but rather waits for them to acknowledge him as a companion.
    • He accuses Mr Behnam of foisting his opinion on others.
    Synonyms
    impose, force, thrust, offload, unload, dump, palm off, fob off; shift on to; pass off, get rid of; (foist something on to someone) saddle someone with, land someone with, burden someone with, lumber someone with

Origin

mid 16th century (in the sense 'palm a false die, so as to produce it at the right moment'): from Dutch dialect vuisten 'take in the hand', from vuist (see fist).

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