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ˌorder a ˈround ˌorder a ˈbout british [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they order around he/she/it orders around present participle ordering around past tense ordered around past participle ordered around] phrasal verb
to keep telling someone what to do as if you have authority over them, in a way that annoys people
Thesaurus: to tell people what to dosynonym
Main entry: order

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • order — [ôr′dər] n. [OFr ordre < L ordo (gen. ordinis), straight row, regular series, akin to ordiri, to lay the warp, hence begin, set in order, prob. < IE base * ar , to join, fit > ARM1, ART1] 1. social position; rank in the community 2. a… …   English World dictionary

  • order\ around — • order about • order around v. phr. To dictate arrogantly to someone; domineer. Dan orders his younger colleagues around in a most unpleasant way …   Словарь американских идиом


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