shove around

shove someone around

 
1. Lit. to push someone around. The bigger boys shoved him around easily because he is so small, Karen shoved around the little kids until they got mad at her.
2. Fig. to harass someone. Stop shoving me around! Who do you think you are? Do you think you can shove around just anybody?
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shove around

v.
To give someone orders in a forceful or unpleasant way; bully someone: We refuse to allow corporate lawyers to shove us around. The restaurant management shoved around the employees.
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They cited failure by universities and medical colleges to pay allowances due to their members, a situation that mirrors the push and shove around the medics' bid for salary raise.
Those going solo are left with having to control two 'doppels' - magically animated dolls you have to shove around making for a slow experience.
Later, he mummifies the blender in gaffer tape and, later still, the smoothie-containing blender is tossed between the dancers as they shove around furniture in a crazed game of catch.
One of the most dramatic changes many of us made during the late 1960s and early '70s was the belief--no, the certainty--that the Earth is not made up of humans and a huge, dumb collection of things--trees, rocks, rivers, animals, air--for us to shove around and exploit in any old way we please.
If you are just an average American citizen, I would suggest that you never push and shove around an airport security guard.
If anyone is going to shove around Sebastian Coe, then it should be the Metropolitan police.