push around
transitive verb Date: 1923 to impose on contemptuously ; bully

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • push around — verb be bossy towards (Freq. 1) Her big brother always bullied her when she was young • Syn: ↑strong arm, ↑bully, ↑browbeat, ↑bullyrag, ↑ballyrag, ↑boss around, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • push around — phrasal verb push around or push about [transitive] Word forms push around : present tense I/you/we/they push around he/she/it pushes around present participle pushing around past tense pushed around past participle pushed around informal push… …   English dictionary

  • push around — push (someone) around to threaten to hurt someone who is smaller or weaker. I feel like I m in third grade and the fourth grade bully is pushing me around and trying to steal my baseball cards. I was a lot skinnier then and could get pushed… …   New idioms dictionary

  • push around — {v.}, {informal} To be bossy with; bully. * /Don t try to push me around!/ * /Paul is always pushing the smaller children around./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • push around — {v.}, {informal} To be bossy with; bully. * /Don t try to push me around!/ * /Paul is always pushing the smaller children around./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • push\ around — v informal To be bossy with; bully. Don t try to push me around! Paul is always pushing the smaller children around …   Словарь американских идиом

  • push around — PHRASAL VERB If someone pushes you around, they give you orders in a rude and insulting way. [INFORMAL] [V n P] We don t like somebody coming in with lots of money and trying to push people around. Syn: bully …   English dictionary

  • push around — she wasn t used to being pushed around Syn: bully, domineer, ride roughshod over, trample on, bulldoze, browbeat, tyrannize, intimidate, threaten, victimize, pick on; informal lean on, boss around …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • push around — (smb) make someone do what you want He is always pushing around his salesmen and saleswomen …   Idioms and examples

  • push around — verb To treat contemptuously and unfairly; to bully …   Wiktionary

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