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push someone around
Fig. to harass someone physically; to jostle someone. (See also push someone or something about.) I wish you would stop pushing me around all the time. Stop pushing Max around if you know what's good for you.
push (somebody) aroundalso push around somebody
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.
Treat or threaten to treat roughly, bully, domineer, as in I won't let him push me around. [Colloquial; c. 1920]
To give someone orders in a forceful or unpleasant way; bully someone: The seniors and juniors pushed around the younger students. You shouldn't let your boss push you around like that!