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English definition of “thrust sth on/upon sb”

thrust sth on/upon sb

phrasal verb with thrust     /θrʌst/ verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep] (thrust, thrust)
to force someone to accept or deal with something: Fatherhood had been thrust on him.Duty, obligation and responsibility
(Definition of thrust sth on/upon sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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