[ brou-beet ]
/ ˈbraʊˌbit /
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verb (used with object), brow·beat, brow·beat·en, brow·beat·ing.
to intimidate by overbearing looks or words; bully: They browbeat him into agreeing.
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How to use browbeat in a sentence
Allowing himself to be browbeaten by the likes of Bill Kristol will not further that agenda.Please Ignore Kristol's Desire To Bomb Iran|Emily L. Hauser|December 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Nor should the poorer countries be browbeaten into bailing out the rich ones.Obama and Felipe Calderón Blow Chance to Talk Substance at G-20|John M. Ackerman|June 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Bentham shrank from the world in which he was easily browbeaten to the study in which he could reign supreme.The English Utilitarians, Volume I.|Leslie Stephen
This was child's play to Mr. Chambers, who had browbeaten and overpowered even the directors of great corporations.To Him That Hath|Leroy Scott
He was not of the type that submits to being manhandled and browbeaten into purchasing cast-off garments.The Substitute Prisoner|Max Marcin
Unwilling to be browbeaten on the threshold of my own door, I determined to say something ere I returned to my place.The Chainbearer|J. Fenimore Cooper
M. Necker, whose characteristic is the want of firmness, was browbeaten and intimidated, and the King shaken.
British Dictionary definitions for browbeat
/ (ˈbraʊˌbiːt) /
verb -beats, -beating, -beat or -beaten
(tr) to discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
Derived forms of browbeatbrowbeater, noun
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