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verb     boss pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlebossing
past tensebossed
past participlebossed

phrasal verb

boss around

or boss about

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyboss around
he/she/itbosses around
present participlebossing around
past tensebossed around
past participlebossed around
boss someone around/about to keep telling other people what to do

He’s used to bossing his little brother around.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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