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verb foist pronunciation in British English /fɔɪst/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlefoisting
past tensefoisted
past participlefoisted

phrasal verb

foist on

or foist upon

[transitive] [usually passive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyfoist on
he/she/itfoists on
present participlefoisting on
past tensefoisted on
past participlefoisted on
foist something on/upon someone to force someone to accept or deal with something that they do not want

Voters are tired of new regulations foisted on them by faceless lawmakers.


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