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foist

 (foist)
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.

[Probably Dutch dialectal vuisten, to take in hand, from Middle Dutch, from vuist, fist; see penkwe in Indo-European roots.]
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foist

(fɔɪst)
vb (tr)
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]
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foist

(fɔɪst)

v.t.
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]
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foist


Past participle: foisted
Gerund: foisting

Imperative
foist
foist
Present
I foist
you foist
he/she/it foists
we foist
you foist
they foist
Preterite
I foisted
you foisted
he/she/it foisted
we foisted
you foisted
they foisted
Present Continuous
I am foisting
you are foisting
he/she/it is foisting
we are foisting
you are foisting
they are foisting
Present Perfect
I have foisted
you have foisted
he/she/it has foisted
we have foisted
you have foisted
they have foisted
Past Continuous
I was foisting
you were foisting
he/she/it was foisting
we were foisting
you were foisting
they were foisting
Past Perfect
I had foisted
you had foisted
he/she/it had foisted
we had foisted
you had foisted
they had foisted
Future
I will foist
you will foist
he/she/it will foist
we will foist
you will foist
they will foist
Future Perfect
I will have foisted
you will have foisted
he/she/it will have foisted
we will have foisted
you will have foisted
they will have foisted
Future Continuous
I will be foisting
you will be foisting
he/she/it will be foisting
we will be foisting
you will be foisting
they will be foisting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been foisting
you have been foisting
he/she/it has been foisting
we have been foisting
you have been foisting
they have been foisting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been foisting
you will have been foisting
he/she/it will have been foisting
we will have been foisting
you will have been foisting
they will have been foisting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been foisting
you had been foisting
he/she/it had been foisting
we had been foisting
you had been foisting
they had been foisting
Conditional
I would foist
you would foist
he/she/it would foist
we would foist
you would foist
they would foist
Past Conditional
I would have foisted
you would have foisted
he/she/it would have foisted
we would have foisted
you would have foisted
they would have foisted
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.foist - to force onto another; "He foisted his work on me"
inflict, impose, bring down, visit - impose something unpleasant; "The principal visited his rage on the students"
2.foist - insert surreptitiously or without warrant
put in, stick in, inclose, insert, introduce, enclose - introduce; "Insert your ticket here"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

foist

verb
foist something on or upon someone force I don't foist my beliefs on other people.
foist something or someone off on someone unload, get rid of, pass off, palm off No wonder she was so keen to foist him off on us.
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foist

verb
1. To offer or put into circulation (an inferior or spurious item):
2. To force (another) to accept a burden:
Informal: stick.
3. To introduce gradually and slyly:
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Translations
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foist

[fɔɪst] VT to foist sth on sbendosar algo a algn
the job was foisted on meme endosaron el trabajo
to foist o.s. on sbpegarse a algn, insistir en acompañar a or ir con algn
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

foist

[ˈfɔɪst] vt
to foist sth on sb → imposer qch à qn
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foist

vt
to foist something (off) on somebody (goods)jdm etw andrehen; task, responsibilityetw auf jdn abschieben; opinionsjdm etw aufdrängen
to foist oneself on(to) somebodysich jdm aufdrängen
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foist

[fɔɪst] vt to foist sth on sbrifilare qc a qn
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