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browbeaten


  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]: 
 
  browbeaten 
  adj  :  frightened  into  submission  or  compliance  [syn:  {bullied},  {cowed}, 
  {hangdog},  {intimidated}] 




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