Definition of browbeat in English:


Syllabification: brow·beat
Pronunciation: /ˈbrouˌbēt

verb (past browbeat; past participle browbeaten)

[with object]
  • Intimidate (someone), typically into doing something, with stern or abusive words: a witness is being browbeaten under cross-examination
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    • Don't let politicians or the media browbeat you, intimidate you or lie about you.
    • And, to believe that ‘fighting back’ consists of browbeating our elected politicians into standing up and denouncing Republican badness and wrongness is infantile.
    • They're condemning and browbeating anyone who questions any of this, branding dissenters as unpatriotic and treasonous.
    bully, intimidate, force, coerce, compel, hector, dragoon, bludgeon, pressure, pressurize, tyrannize, terrorize, menace; harass, harry, hound
    informal bulldoze, railroad

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