verb (used with object), brow·beat, brow·beat·en, brow·beat·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM browbeatbrowbeater, noun
Example sentences from the Web for browbeat
The thing that I got clear on very early on was, you’re not going to browbeat or moralize your way to this issue.Why Beyond Meat’s CEO chose to fight climate change by going into business|McKenna Moore|November 24, 2020|Fortune
During a meeting, Lindstrom yelled at his colleagues for going around him and browbeating his people, according to an official who was present.
Instead, they till a middle ground, choosing to teach by example rather than by browbeating.If You Grow Up Indian-American, College Graduation Isn’t Enough|Anita Raghavan|May 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
See here, deacon, if you've been browbeating that child, I may forget that I'm a minister.Polly of the Circus|Margaret Mayo
I put on the sternest appearance I could possibly assume, and then addressed him in browbeating tone in English.Gun running for Casement in the Easter rebellion, 1916|Karl Spindler
A fat, oily-looking man, with (it is evident) a browbeating manner in reserve.Turns about Town|Robert Cortes Holliday
Together they passed down the central path, insulting the women and browbeating the men.Danger! and Other Stories|Arthur Conan Doyle
Everything showed that Napoleon was bent on browbeating the allies.The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)|John Holland Rose