lording


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lord (something) over (one)

To assert arrogant superiority over one because of or in relation to achievement, advantage, good fortune, etc. Haley has been lording her promotion over me all week. He has always had his academic achievements to lord over me.
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lord it over (one)

To assert arrogant superiority over one because of or in relation to some achievement, advantage, good fortune, etc. Haley has been lording it over me ever since she beat me out for the promotion.
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lord over (someone or something)

To assume or assert a position of control, dominance, or subjugation over someone or something. These old aristocratic families lorded over the land with iron fists back then.
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