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browbeat

[ 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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Origin of browbeat

First recorded in 1575–85; brow + beat

OTHER WORDS FROM browbeat

browbeater, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for browbeat

browbeat
/ (ˈbraʊˌbiːt) /

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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