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order somebody around

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishorder somebody around (also order somebody about British English) phrasal verbTELL/ORDER somebody TO DO somethingto give someone orders in an annoying or threatening way How dare he order her about like that? order→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
order aroundI wish you'd stop ordering me about -- I'm not your servant you know.I like it when naked women order me around.Sometimes the gradation is clear, and sometimes less so, but order nested within order is all around.The child next door is shy and lets my wee girl order him around.The way she tries to order him around.The male person who ordered the others around had a mouth full of small grey teeth.He ordered those around him to build a great pyre on Mount Oeta and carry him to it.Came in for a haircut, ordered me around like a slave.You won't get the best out of your staff by ordering them around like that.
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Verb table
order
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyorder
he, she, itorders
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyordered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave ordered
he, she, ithas ordered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad ordered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill order
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have ordered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam ordering
he, she, itis ordering
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you, we, theyare ordering
Past
I, he, she, itwas ordering
you, we, theywere ordering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been ordering
he, she, ithas been ordering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been ordering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be ordering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been ordering
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