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browbeat


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Browbeat  \Brow"beat`\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Browbeat};  p.  p. 
  {Browbeaten};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Browbeating}.] 
  To  depress  or  bear  down  with  haughty,  stern  looks  or  with 
  arrogant  speech  and  dogmatic  assertions;  to  abash  or 
  disconcert  by  impudent  or  abusive  words  or  looks  to  bully; 
  as  to  browbeat  witnesses. 
 
  My  grandfather  was  not  a  man  to  be  browbeaten.  --W. 
  Irving. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  browbeat 
  v  1:  be  bossy  towards;  "Her  big  brother  always  bullied  her  when 
  she  was  young"  [syn:  {strong-arm},  {bully},  {bullyrag}, 
  {ballyrag},  {boss  around},  {hector},  {push  around}] 
  2:  discourage  or  frighten  with  threats  or  a  domineering  manner; 
  intimidate  [syn:  {bully},  {swagger}] 




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