boss around

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.boss around - be bossy towardsboss around - be bossy towards; "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young"
intimidate - make timid or fearful; "Her boss intimidates her"
domineer, tyrannise, tyrannize - rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner; "her husband and mother-in-law tyrannize her"
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Emirates Homes Real Estate Brokers commented on Facebook, saying Yadav was "a man with a big heart; he's not a boss around his staff but a real friend.
We recognise that this isn't going to be easy for those at the forefront of the change but we also know that for many dads the nerves they feel about having a conversation with their boss around leave will be worth it in the end.
DO you know a child who would love a job where they get to eat delicious food, boss around the adults and play all day long?
11 ( ANI ): A new telepresence robot, called "Double", can help you actually boss around in your office, while sitting in your bedroom.
Government servants around the world sometimes think they can ignore the public and not take responsibility for service delivery, customer complaints and worst -- boss around with the public.
But for tantrum-throwing singer Justin Bieber, a tattooed dude was just one of the many people in his recent firing line to boss around.
In Joseph's case, I was somehow the enemy, someone to boss around.
You could drive your CEO boss around all day, and then pick up a supermodel date at night.
They boss around their dissolute uncle Luke Frugal, played by Jo Stone-Fewings, until he suddenly finds himself with the upper hand and plots his revenge.
As if he was saying, "it's true that I want to reach an agreement with you, but you need to remember who is boss around here.
Yesterday Ms Windle, who lives in Hull, was driving her boss around on constituency business in her red Mini Cooper.
Connie takes it upon herself to show the new boss around, but Vanessa can see straight through Connie and her attempts to get her on side.