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  • v. to put off by evasion
  • v. to fraudulently dispose of goods

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  • v. sell as genuine, sell with the intention to deceive

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  • To shift work onto another person, as in to shirk one's responsibilities and assign them to another.

    "I'm sorry to fob off washing to car onto you, but I have to get to my hair appointment." (true story!)

    December 31, 2007