wish (someone or something) on (someone)

idiom

: to want (someone) to have or be affected by (someone or something bad or unpleasant)
I wouldn't wish that terrible illness on anyone.
I wouldn't wish that man on any woman.

Dictionary Entries Near wish (someone or something) on (someone)

wish (someone) luck

wish (someone or something) on (someone)

wish someone well

Cite this Entry

“Wish (someone or something) on (someone).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wish%20%28someone%20or%20something%29%20on%20%28someone%29. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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