boss

boss
[[t]bɒ̱s[/t]]
♦♦
bosses, bossing, bossed
1) N-COUNT: usu with supp, oft poss N Your boss is the person in charge of the organization or department where you work.

He cannot stand his boss...

Occasionally I have to go and ask the boss for a rise.

2) N-COUNT: usu the N in sing If you are the boss in a group or relationship, you are the person who makes all the decisions. [INFORMAL]

He thinks he's the boss.

3) VERB If you say that someone bosses you, you mean that they keep telling you what to do in a way that is irritating.

[V n prep/adv] We cannot boss them into doing more...

[V n] `You are not to boss me!' she shouted.

Syn:
Boss around, or in British English boss about, means the same as boss.

Also V P n (not pron) V n P He started bossing people around and I didn't like what was happening.

4) PHRASE: V inflects If you are your own boss, you work for yourself or make your own decisions and do not have anyone telling you what to do.

I'm very much my own boss and no one interferes with what I do.

Phrasal Verbs:

English dictionary. 2008.

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