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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THE Queen has joked that Princess Charlotte loves to boss around her older brother Prince George.
Convinced that he's got what it takes to boss around Riggs, Murtaugh tells his partner to do something.
Plus, Jazzy is excited to boss around and protect her lil' sis.
Although Quinn initially hoped to interest Hal in a new restaurant, part of a larger business venture, it's quickly apparent that not only is Hal impossible to boss around, but that the two women are intensely attracted to one another.
She does not like to be alone, and would do best with a submissive feline companion that she can boss around and play with.
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.
To him, we are his flock--my husband, our 5-year-old daughter and myself, along with the trio of hens, a kitten, an adult cat, and a Chinese Crested dog that Odie continues to boss around daily.
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?
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.
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.