foist

Synonyms and related words:
bamboozle, barge in, beguile, break in, break in upon, burst in, butt in, charge in, cheat, come between, crash, crash in, crash the gates, creep in, crowd in, cut in, deceive, defraud, delude, drag in, dupe, edge in, elbow in, encroach, entrench, foist in, foist on, fudge in, gull, hoax, hoodwink, horn in, impinge, implant in, impose, impose on, impose upon, infiltrate, inflict, infringe, inject in, insert in, insinuate, insinuate in, intercalate, interfere, interjaculate, interject, interlope, interpolate, interpose, intervene, introduce in, intrude, invade, irrupt, lay off, lug in, mislead, obtrude, overreach, palm, palm off, pass off, pass off on, pass the buck, play on, press in, presume upon, push in, push off, put across, put between, put off, put on, put over, put upon, run in, rush in, sandwich, shift the blame, shift the responsibility, slink in, slip in, smash in, smuggle in, sneak in, squeeze in, steal in, storm in, swindle, take advantage of, throng in, throw in, thrust in, trench, trespass, trick, unload, wedge in, wish, work in, work on, worm, worm in

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

Synonyms:
, (surreptitiously or wrongfully)


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  • foist — [ fɔıst ] verb foist ,on or foist u,pon phrasal verb transitive usually passive foist something on/upon someone to force someone to accept or deal with something that they do not want: Voters are tired of new regulations foisted on them by… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • foist on — foist (something) on (someone) to force someone to accept or experience something. We even foist junk food on children in school cafeterias. Usage notes: sometimes in the form foist something off on someone: You cannot foist this ridiculous plan… …   New idioms dictionary

  • foist — has meanings similar to fob off, but it is not followed by off and is not used in this meaning with a person as its object; you can foist something on someone but you cannot foist someone (off) with something: • I can t go around the house… …   Modern English usage

  • foist on — ˈfoist ˌon ˈfoist u ˌpon [transitive] usually passive [present tense I/you/we/they foist on he/she/it foists on present participle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Foist — (foist), n. [OF. fuste stick, boat, fr. L. fustis cudgel. Cf. 1st {Fust}.] A light and fast sailing ship. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foist — Foist, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foisted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Foisting}.] [Cf. OD. vysten to fizzle, D. veesten, E. fizz, fitchet, bullfist.] To insert surreptitiously, wrongfully, or without warrant; to interpolate; to pass off (something spurious or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foist — [fɔɪst] verb foist something on/​upon somebody phrasal verb [transitive] to force someone to accept or deal with something that they do not want: • Decisions have been foisted on the staff by the board of directors. • I keep getting work foisted… …   Financial and business terms

  • foist — [fɔıst] v foist on/upon [foist sth on/upon sb] phr v [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from early modern Dutch vuisten to take into your hands , from Middle Dutch vuyst fist ] to force someone to accept or have to deal with something that they… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Foist — Foist, n. 1. A foister; a sharper. [Obs.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. A trick or fraud; a swindle. [Obs.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foist — foist·er; foist; …   English syllables

  • foist — ► VERB (foist on) ▪ impose (an unwelcome person or thing) on. ORIGIN originally in the sense «dishonestly manipulate a dice»: from Dutch dialect vuisten take in the hand …   English terms dictionary

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