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foist

[ foist ]SEE DEFINITION OF foist

Synonyms for foist

  • impose
  • compel to accept
  • fob off
  • insert fraudulently
  • palm off
  • pass off
  • pull a fast one
  • ram down one's throat
  • sneak in
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FOIST

Suppose we divide up the responsibility and foist half of it on Stephen?

And now the Works Committee were going to foist an assistant on him.

They would not have him foist himself upon their American friends.

Why should you insult them by trying to foist your religion upon them?

Why should you keep on producing these cheap little plays they foist on you?

There was an effort made to foist this humbug Keene upon us.

Wonder you aren't ashamed to foist your company on pure-minded boys like us.

He was sincerely sorry for this girl whom they were trying to foist on him.

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.

It is quite as easy, moreover, to foist upon the patients the most extraordinary delusions.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from Dutch vuisten "take in hand," from Middle Dutch vuist "fist" (see fist). Earliest sense was cheating at dice by concealing a loaded one in the palm of the hand with the intention of introducing it into play; meaning "introduce surreptitiously" is from 1560s. Related: Foisted; foisting.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FOIST

fob off

verbpalm off
  • cheat
  • deceive
  • foist
  • foist off
  • misguide
  • misinform
  • mislead
  • misrepresent
  • offload
  • pass off
  • rip off
  • rook
  • scam
  • stall
  • swindle
  • trick
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