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put upon, be

Be taken advantage of, be imposed on, as in Bob was always put upon by his friends, who knew he couldn't say no. It also is put asfeel put upon, as in We felt quite put upon because the entire family insisted on spending every holiday at our house. [ Mid-1800s ]
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