wish (someone or something) on (someone)

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Definition of wish (someone or something) on (someone)

: 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.

Word by Word Definitions

wish play
  1. : to have a desire for (something, such as something unattainable)

  2. : to give expression to as a wish : bid

  3. : to give form to (a wish)

  1. : an act or instance of wishing or desire : want

  2. : an object of desire : goal

  3. : an expressed will or desire : mandate

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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