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English definition of “thrust sth on/upon sb”

thrust sth on/upon sb

verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep] uk phrasal verb with thrust   /θrʌst/ (thrust, thrust) us  
to force someone to accept or deal with something: Fatherhood had been thrust on him.Duty, obligation and responsibility
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