Definition of Foist in English :

Define Foist in English

Foist meaning in English

Meaning of Foist in English

Pronunciation of Foist in English

Foist pronunciation in English

Pronounce Foist in English


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1. foist

to force onto another

Example Sentences:
'He foisted his work on me'

2. foist

insert surreptitiously or without warrant

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (transitive)
1. (often foll by off or on)
to sell or pass off (something, esp an inferior article) as genuine, valuable, etc
2. (usually foll by in or into)
to insert surreptitiously or wrongfully

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verb transitive
to put in slyly or surreptitiously, as a clause into a contract
to get (a thing) accepted, sold, etc. by fraud, deception, etc.; palm off
with on or upon

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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tr.v. foist·ed, foist·ing, foists
1. To pass off as genuine, valuable, or worthy: "I can usually tell whether a poet ... is foisting off on us what he'd like to think is pure invention" (J.D. Salinger).
2. To impose (something or someone unwanted) upon another by coercion or trickery: They had extra work foisted on them because they couldn't say no to the boss.
3. To insert fraudulently or deceitfully: foisted unfair provisions into the contract.

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