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verb boss pronunciation in British English /bɒs/
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.


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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