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English definition of “be put upon”

be put upon

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with put   /pʊt/ (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put) us  
to be treated badly by someone who takes advantage of your wish to be helpful: I'm fed up with being put upon by my boss all the time.Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
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