put upon Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “put upon” in the English Dictionary

"put upon" in British English

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put uponadjective

uk   us   informal
having to do more than is ​fair in ​order to ​allow other ​people to get what they ​want in a ​situation: I don't ​mindhelping them, but I can't ​help feeling a little put upon.
(Definition of put upon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"put-upon" in American English

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 us   /ˈpʊt̬·əˌpɑn/ infml
treatedunfairly by ​others who ​want you to ​help them: Parents often ​feel put-upon by the ​school fund-raisers.
(Definition of put-upon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “put upon”
in Chinese (Simplified) 被利用的, 被使唤的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 被利用的, 被使喚的…
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