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verb 
  1. (transitive) To introduce or insert surreptitiously or without warrant.
    • 2006 " w:Anthony Daniels (psychiatrist), Theodore Dalrymple, http://www.city-journal.org/html/16_4_urbanities-language.html The Gift of Language
    • : attempts to alleged grammatical "correctness" on native speakers of an "incorrect" dialect are nothing but the unacknowledged and oppressive exercise of social control
      1. (transitive) To force another to accept especially by stealth or deceit.
      2. (transitive) To pass off as genuine or worthy.
    • (rfdate) Jonathan Spivak " costly and valueless products on the public
Etymology: Probably from obsolete (term, vuisten, , to take into one"s hand), from (term, vuysten), from (term, vuyst, , fist); akin to Old English (term, fyst, , fist).


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