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English definition of “press sth on sb”

press sth on sb

phrasal verb with press     /pres/ verb
to give something to someone and not allow them to refuse to accept it: All the children had sweets and presents pressed on them by the visitors .Giving, providing and supplying
(Definition of press sth on sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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