Tell someone what to do, give orders. For example, David complained that his older sister was always bossing him around. The use of boss in the sense of “to dominate” dates from the mid-1800s, and around was added a few decades later.
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Have you looked around the American Dental Association website for an explanation of how fluoridation actually works?
Added to drinking water at concentrations of around one part per million, fluoride ions stick to dental plaque.
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While they were doing this, he assembled the officers around him, and the meaning of our night march was explained to us.