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[foist] /fɔɪst/

verb (used with object)
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.
[foh-iz-uh m] /ˈfoʊ ɪz əm/
Chinese Buddhism.
Chinese Buddhism, the version introduced from India from the 4th century ad onwards and essentially belonging to the Mahayana school
verb (transitive)
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

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.


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