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Verb: tyrannise  'ti-ru,nIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: tyrannize)
  1. Rule a country as a tyrant
    - tyrannize, grind down
     
  2. Rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner
    "her husband and mother-in-law tyrannise her";
    - tyrannize, domineer

Derived forms: tyrannised, tyrannising, tyrannises

Type of: ballyrag [N. Amer], boss, boss around, browbeat, bully, bullyrag [N. Amer], dictate, hector, push around, strong-arm