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bully up

verb phrase

To press one's way forward; belly up: Sharkey was bullying up to the bar

[1970s+; probably fr belly up]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • In the darkness Pepper tripped the bully up, sending him headlong on his nose.

    The Putnam Hall Rebellion Arthur M. Winfield

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