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browbeat

[ brou-beet ]
/ 藞bra蕣藢bit /
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verb (used with object), brow路beat, brow路beat路en, brow路beat路ing.
to intimidate by overbearing looks or words; bully: They browbeat him into agreeing.
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Origin of browbeat

First recorded in 1575鈥85; brow + beat

OTHER WORDS FROM browbeat

browbeater, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for browbeat

browbeat
/ (藞bra蕣藢bi藧t) /

verb -beats, -beating, -beat or -beaten
(tr) to discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate

Derived forms of browbeat

browbeater, noun
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