Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Verb: browbeat (browbeat,browbeaten)  'braw,beet
  1. Be bossy towards
    "Her big brother always browbeat her when she was young";
    - strong-arm, bully, bullyrag [N. Amer], ballyrag [N. Amer], boss around, hector, push around, boss
     
  2. Discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
    - bully, swagger

Derived forms: browbeating, browbeat, browbeaten, browbeats

Type of: blarney, cajole, coax, intimidate, inveigle, palaver, sweet-talk, wheedle