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thrust (someone or something) on (someone or something)
To force or impose someone or something on someone or something else who is unwilling, unready, or improper. They began thrusting more and more responsibilities on me as they continued to lay off employees. Every weekend, they thrust their kids on Janet's mother while they go travelling.
thrust onor thrust upon
To force something or someone on some unwilling or improper recipient: When they went away on vacation, they thrust all their responsibilities on us. Fame was thrust upon the reclusive author.