push someone 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 around.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • push someone around — BULLY, domineer, ride roughshod over, trample on, bulldoze, browbeat, tyrannize, intimidate, threaten, victimize, pick on; informal lean on, boss about/around. → push * * * informal treat someone roughly or inconsiderately …   Useful english dictionary

  • kick someone around — kick something around, informal 1) I m tired of getting kicked around Syn: abuse, mistreat, maltreat, push around, trample on, take for granted; informal boss around, walk all over 2) they began to kick around some ideas Syn: discus …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • 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 — (v.) c.1300, from O.Fr. poulser, from L. pulsare to beat, strike, push, frequentative of pellere (pp. pulsus) to push, drive, beat (see PULSE (Cf. pulse) (1)). The noun is first recorded 1570. Meaning approach a certain age is from 1937. Meaning… …   Etymology dictionary

  • push — push1 [ puʃ ] verb *** ▸ 1 move someone/something away ▸ 2 press button on machine ▸ 3 move through group ▸ 4 encourage/force someone ▸ 5 try to sell something ▸ 6 make something reach level ▸ 7 sell illegal drugs ▸ 8 make impatient/annoyed ▸ 9… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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 about — 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… …   English dictionary

  • 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… …   English dictionary

  • push — push1 W2S1 [puʃ] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move)¦ 2¦(button/switch)¦ 3¦(try to get past)¦ 4¦(encourage)¦ 5¦(persuade)¦ 6¦(change)¦ 7¦(increase/decrease)¦ 8¦(army)¦ 9¦(advertise)¦ 10¦(drugs)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • push — I UK [pʊʃ] / US verb Word forms push : present tense I/you/we/they push he/she/it pushes present participle pushing past tense pushed past participle pushed *** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to move someone or something away from you, or from… …   English dictionary


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