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.

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“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 21 Sep. 2021.

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