boss

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Singular
boss

Plural
bosses

  1. (countable) Your boss is the person who tells you what to do at work.
    My former boss was very happy for the chance to fire me.
    I started the company because I wanted to be my own boss.
  2. (countable) A boss is a leader in an organisation.
    The Mayor was an old-style political boss who made his own decisions.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
boss

Third-person singular
bosses

Past tense
bossed

Past participle
bossed

Present participle
bossing

  1. (transitive) If you boss somebody around/about, you tell them what to do, especially when you don't have any special power to do so.
    This was just another occasion when Indians were bossed around by white people.

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Adjective[change]

Positive
boss

Comparative
more boss

Superlative
most boss

  1. (slang) If something is boss, it is very good.

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