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 someone around to keep telling someone what to do in an unfair and unpleasant way

They're always pushing me around.


English dictionary. 2014.

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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 — 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 — transitive verb Date: 1923 to impose on contemptuously ; bully …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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


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