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English definition of “lumber sb with sth”

lumber sb with sth

mainly UK informal
verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk phrasal verb with lumber   /ˈlʌm.bər/ us    /-bɚ/
If you are/get lumbered with something, you have to deal with something or someone that you do not want to: I always seem to get lumbered with the job of clearing up after a party.Duty, obligation and responsibility
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