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pitchfork sb into sth

phrasal verb with pitchfork uk   /ˈpɪtʃ.fɔːk/  us   /-fɔːrk/ verb
to cause someone suddenly to be in a particular situation, usually a difficult one, especially when they are not ready: Her father died when she was 22, and she was pitchforked into the running of the estate.
Translations of “pitchfork sb into sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 強行把(某人)推入…
in Chinese (Simplified) 强行把(某人)推入…
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