put-upon
adjective Date: 1920 imposed upon ; taken advantage of

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • put-upon — adj informal someone who feels put upon thinks that other people are treating them unfairly by expecting them to do too much …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • put-upon — put′ upon adj. imposed upon; ill used • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • put upon — ► put upon informal exploit the good nature of. Main Entry: ↑put …   English terms dictionary

  • put-upon — adjective of persons; taken advantage of after going out of his way to help his friend get the job he felt not appreciated but used • Syn: ↑exploited, ↑ill used, ↑used, ↑victimized, ↑victimised • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • put-upon — also put upon ADJ GRADED If you are put upon, you are treated badly by someone who takes advantage of your willingness to help them. [INFORMAL] Volunteers from all walks of life are feeling put upon. ...Bernard s put upon wife Maud. Syn: used …   English dictionary

  • put upon — (informal) TAKE ADVANTAGE OF, impose on, exploit, use, misuse; informal walk all over. → put * * * put upon 1. To take undue advantage of 2. To impose on • • • Main Entry: ↑put * * * [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • put upon — {v.} To use (someone) unfairly; expect too much from. Used in the passive or in the past participle. * /Martha was put upon by the bigger girls./ * /Arthur was a much put upon person./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put upon — {v.} To use (someone) unfairly; expect too much from. Used in the passive or in the past participle. * /Martha was put upon by the bigger girls./ * /Arthur was a much put upon person./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put\ upon — v To use (someone) unfairly; expect too much from. Used in the passive or in the past participle. Martha was put upon by the bigger girls. Arthur was a much put upon person …   Словарь американских идиом

  • put-upon — /ˈpʊt əpɒn / (say poot uhpon) adjective constantly taken advantage of or imposed upon: she felt used and put upon …   Australian English dictionary

  • put upon — adjective Imposed on, taken advantage of, used, taken for granted, or unappreciated. A man shouldn’t let himself be put upon by circumstances so as to be only half himself. Syn: victimize …   Wiktionary

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