lumber with

phrasal verb

lumbered with; lumbering with; lumbers with
British, informal
: to cause (someone) to have (something unwanted or unpleasant)
His classmates lumbered him with an unfortunate nickname.
often used as (be) lumbered with
He's been lumbered with an unfortunate nickname.

Examples of lumber with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For much of his work Skelly sources specific lumber with the end product in mind, knowing that each undertaking will still take on its own character. Jessica Ritz, Los Angeles Times, 27 Feb. 2024 Any of these six wagons, when equipped with a decent luggage rack, will carry a family of four to Disney and tote shrubs and lumber with aplomb. Frank Markus, Car and Driver, 31 Aug. 2023 The coach has been lumbered with a squad so large the club reportedly has enough players to conduct two simultaneous 11vs11 first-team practice games and some players changing in the corridors. Zak Garner-Purkis, Forbes, 3 May 2023

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“Lumber with.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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