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
Left-wing members of parliament accused the government of foisting “anti-people” policies on the nation.Farewell to Manmohan Singh, India’s Puppet Prime Minister | Kapil Komireddi | January 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We will not abide the slavery you are foisting on us at this time.
But if by chance she seems really imposing to him, he feels the need of foisting faults upon her.Juana | Honore de Balzac
Perhaps, if it came to the next worst, he was prepared to accept the foisting of Prang upon him and to take his chance.Gray youth | Oliver Onions
And do not degrade the Constitution by foisting upon its blameless text the idea of property in man.Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume VIII (of 20) | Charles Sumner
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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