force on/upon


force on/upon
force on/upon [phrasal verb]
force (someone or something) on/upon (someone) : to cause (someone or something that is not wanted) to be accepted by (someone)

They resent having these decisions forced on them.

I don't like the way he keeps forcing himself on us. [=the way he keeps coming to be with us when we do not want to be with him]

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Main Entry:force

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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