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Related to foist: rebuffed
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.
1. (often foll by: off or on) to sell or pass off (something, esp an inferior article) as genuine, valuable, etc
2. (Law) (usually foll by: in or into) to insert surreptitiously or wrongfully
[C16: probably from obsolete Dutch vuisten to enclose in one's hand, from Middle Dutch vuist fist]
1. to force upon or impose fraudulently or unjustifiably (usu. fol. by off, on, or upon): to foist inferior goods on a customer.
2. to put or introduce surreptitiously or fraudulently (usu. fol. by in or into).
[1535–45; < dial. Dutch vuisten, fist]
Past participle: foisted
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|Verb||1.||foist - to force onto another; "He foisted his work on me"|
|2.||foist - insert surreptitiously or without warrant|
foist something on or upon someone force I don't foist my beliefs on other people.
to foist sth on sb → imposer qch à qn