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push somebody around

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpush somebody around (also push somebody about British English) phrasal verbTELL/ORDER somebody TO DO somethingto tell someone what to do in an impolite or threatening way Europeans sometimes feel the Americans are trying to push them around. push→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
push aroundWhy do you always let people push you around?You think you can push me around because you've been doing that since we were in the nursery.I'm sick and tired of being pushed around by him.They push me around for no reason, they locked me up for no reason!Stella the personnel administrator will not simply push paper around in Personnel but will take action to cut down on the bureaucracy.With the Bears pushing Oregon State around nearly at will, Cal quarterback Justin Vedder spent most of the day handing off.But he's wrong if he thinks he can push me around now.Gould pushed his food around on his plate.The new one was a roadworthy item, and Jenny could push it around the grounds.You shouldn't let other people push you around -- you've got to stand up for yourself.
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Verb table
push
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypush
he, she, itpushes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypushed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave pushed
he, she, ithas pushed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad pushed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill push
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have pushed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam pushing
he, she, itis pushing
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you, we, theyare pushing
Past
I, he, she, itwas pushing
you, we, theywere pushing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been pushing
he, she, ithas been pushing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been pushing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be pushing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been pushing
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