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
It catalyzed the shift to streaming, foisted newfound flexibility into traditional TV advertising and threw traditional production and programming pipelines in flux.Here are the five major forces and trends that will shape the future of TV in 2021 | Tim Peterson | January 6, 2021 | Digiday
As I wrote in a feature about China’s digital currency plans earlier this year, the People’s Bank of China has continually foisted new rules and regulations onto the digital set for years.Why regulators sidelined Ant Financial’s record-setting IPO | rhhackettfortune | November 3, 2020 | Fortune
And now, as a part of the Fourth Judicial Circuit, North Carolina is about to have the sinful practice foisted on it.
Then the party's policy shop foisted the Ryan plan upon him.
The oft-quoted figure of six million dead, he maintains, was but a myth, foisted on the world by the singularly demonic Zionists.
In 2008, he foisted Sarah Palin upon an unsuspecting nation.Michael Tomasky on How John McCain Humiliated Himself on Susan Rice | Michael Tomasky | November 25, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
That the rules had changed was a fact foisted upon McCain before his campaign had properly started.
It was for no love of her child that, by her agency, young Lucius had been foisted into the position of Haggard's heir.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume III (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Among the many reforms foisted upon China by the Powers is a college.The Onlooker, Volume 1, Part 2 | Various
He turned and surveyed the multitude, including the black boy, that we had foisted upon him.South American Fights and Fighters | Cyrus Townsend Brady
I can see the rooms crusted with ormolu, the fauns foisted on the ceiling, the ripping rident goddesses on the walls.
Thus was a belief in the assumption foisted upon the Church, having no slightest ground in fact.Our Lady Saint Mary | J. G. H. Barry
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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