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foist (verb) get something sold or accepted by someone; impose.

When you foist something on a person, you force them to accept something which they do not like. You get something sold to or accepted by others by deception, when you foist something on them. You foist work on others when you force them to agree to do the work which they don't like. Foisting is imposing.

  • Though a new recruit, Nicholls had the cleverness to foist his idea of norms of work on the other members of the staff and made them demand their implementation.
  • The typist is so mild that she never complained even when work that was not hers was foisted upon her causing her to overstay in office.
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