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foist

foist

 
pronunciation:
foIst
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: foisted, foisting, foists
definition 1: to pass off (a false or worthless article) as authentic, valuable, or worthy (usu. fol. by off).
He foisted off several counterfeit bills on the clerk.
synonyms:
fob off, palm off
similar words:
dispose of, unload
definition 2: to impose or force (an undesirable person or thing) upon another.
synonyms:
impose, thrust
similar words:
force, inflict, insinuate, intrude, obtrude, push
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