to force upon or impose fraudulently or unjustifiably (usually followed by on or upon): to foist inferior merchandise on a customer.
to bring, put, or introduce surreptitiously or fraudulently (usually followed by in or into): to foist political views into a news story.
- un·foist·ed, adjective
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How to use foist in a sentence
Alarmed, Graft launched a campaign against the book and another about a boy who likes to wear dresses, suggesting that their presence in the library foisted inappropriate themes on unsuspecting children.A Push to Remove LGBTQ Books in One County Could Signal Rising Partisanship on School Boards | by Jeremy Schwartz, ProPublica and The Texas Tribune | February 7, 2022 | ProPublica
It’s easier to sell the crap you make in your spare time, and you’re more likely to need the money than you might have been a few decades ago, when you could have just foisted it all on your friends.
They often saw those benefits as bribes to make up for the grueling expectations foisted on them.
“It’s going to require some important messaging to help people understand we’re not foisting the bad vaccine on you—there isn’t a bad vaccine that we would allow to stay in use,” Fernandez Lynch says.
Glenn Beck did it before, although the abstract noun he chose to foist on the nation was "honor."
Shame on John McCain—and every other Republican who says the Senate health deal would foist single-payer on the country.
Galley-foist may be the name of some dress of the period, so-called for its resemblance to the gaily bedecked Mayors-barge.The Fatal Dowry | Philip Massinger
This is hardly a changeling story, as no attempt was made to foist a false child on the parent.The Science of Fairy Tales | Edwin Sidney Hartland
Even Latin, living Latin had not the network of rules they foist upon unfortunate school-children.Instigations | Ezra Pound
Me mudder wasn't built to stand de wear and tear, an' about de time I was foist chased off to school, she went out o' biz.To Him That Hath | Leroy Scott
The part had been thrust on me one day, when Edward proposed to foist the House of Lords on our small republic.The Golden Age | Kenneth Grahame
British Dictionary definitions for foist
(often foll by off or on) to sell or pass off (something, esp an inferior article) as genuine, valuable, etc
(usually foll by in or into) to insert surreptitiously or wrongfully
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