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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cow  \Cow\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cowed}  (koud);;  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Cowing}.]  [Cf.  Icel.  kuga,  Sw  kufva  to  check,  subdue,  Dan. 
  kue.  Cf  {Cuff},  v.  t.] 
  To  depress  with  fear;  to  daunt  the  spirits  or  courage  of  to 
  overawe. 
 
  To  vanquish  a  people  already  cowed.  --Shak. 
 
  THe  French  king  was  cowed.  --J.  R.  Green. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cowed 
  adj  :  frightened  into  submission  or  compliance  [syn:  {browbeaten}, 
  {bullied},  {hangdog},  {intimidated}] 




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