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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, informal], ballyrag [N. Amer, informal], boss around [informal], hector, push around [informal], boss, push about [informal]
     
  2. Discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
    - bully, swagger

Derived forms: browbeat, browbeaten, browbeating, browbeats

Type of: blarney, cajole, coax, intimidate, inveigle, palaver [informal, rare], sweet-talk [informal], wheedle