Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “order sb about/around”

order sb about/around

phrasal verb with order     /ˈɔːdər/ verb
to tell someone what they should do all the time: You can't just come in here and start ordering people around.Giving orders and commands
(Definition of order sb about/around from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Translations of “order sb about/around”

Word of the Day

closeness

the quality of knowing someone very well, liking them a lot, and wanting to spend a lot of time together

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More