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

Derived forms: tyrannized, tyrannizes, tyrannizing

See also: cranch

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

Encyclopedia: Tyrannize