[ brou-beet ]
/ ˈbraʊˌbit /
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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OTHER WORDS FROM browbeatbrow·beat·er, noun
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And only think of Browbeater succeeding such an office, as excellent, respected, and admirable Tom Silver left behind him!Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent|William Carleton
British Dictionary definitions for browbeater
/ (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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