Definition of foist verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

foist

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//fɔɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɔɪst//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they foist
BrE BrE//fɔɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɔɪst//
 
he / she / it foists
BrE BrE//fɔɪsts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɔɪsts//
 
past simple foisted
BrE BrE//ˈfɔɪstɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔɪstɪd//
 
past participle foisted
BrE BrE//ˈfɔɪstɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔɪstɪd//
 
-ing form foisting
BrE BrE//ˈfɔɪstɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔɪstɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘hide a dice in one's hand, so as to produce it at the right moment’): from Dutch dialect vuisten ‘take in the hand’, from vuist. Phrasal Verbsfoist somebody on somebody
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: foist

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