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verb boss pronunciation in British English /bɒs/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyboss
he/she/itbosses
present participlebossing
past tensebossed
past participlebossed

phrasal verb

boss around

or boss about

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present tense
I/you/we/theyboss around
he/she/itbosses around
present participlebossing around
past tensebossed around
past participlebossed around
informal
boss someone around/about to keep telling other people what to do
He’s used to bossing his little brother around.
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