browbeat


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brow·beat

 (brou′bēt′)
tr.v. brow·beat, brow·beat·en (-bēt′n), brow·beat·ing, brow·beats
To intimidate or subjugate by an overbearing manner or domineering speech; bully. See Synonyms at intimidate.

brow′beat′er n.
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browbeat

(ˈbraʊˌbiːt)
vb, -beats, -beating, -beat or -beaten
(tr) to discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
ˈbrowˌbeater n
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brow•beat

(ˈbraʊˌbit)

v.t. -beat, -beat•en, -beat•ing.
to intimidate by overbearing looks or words; bully.
[1575–85]
brow′beat`er, n.
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browbeat


Past participle: browbeaten
Gerund: browbeating

Imperative
browbeat
browbeat
Present
I browbeat
you browbeat
he/she/it browbeats
we browbeat
you browbeat
they browbeat
Preterite
I browbeat
you browbeat
he/she/it browbeat
we browbeat
you browbeat
they browbeat
Present Continuous
I am browbeating
you are browbeating
he/she/it is browbeating
we are browbeating
you are browbeating
they are browbeating
Present Perfect
I have browbeaten
you have browbeaten
he/she/it has browbeaten
we have browbeaten
you have browbeaten
they have browbeaten
Past Continuous
I was browbeating
you were browbeating
he/she/it was browbeating
we were browbeating
you were browbeating
they were browbeating
Past Perfect
I had browbeaten
you had browbeaten
he/she/it had browbeaten
we had browbeaten
you had browbeaten
they had browbeaten
Future
I will browbeat
you will browbeat
he/she/it will browbeat
we will browbeat
you will browbeat
they will browbeat
Future Perfect
I will have browbeaten
you will have browbeaten
he/she/it will have browbeaten
we will have browbeaten
you will have browbeaten
they will have browbeaten
Future Continuous
I will be browbeating
you will be browbeating
he/she/it will be browbeating
we will be browbeating
you will be browbeating
they will be browbeating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been browbeating
you have been browbeating
he/she/it has been browbeating
we have been browbeating
you have been browbeating
they have been browbeating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been browbeating
you will have been browbeating
he/she/it will have been browbeating
we will have been browbeating
you will have been browbeating
they will have been browbeating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been browbeating
you had been browbeating
he/she/it had been browbeating
we had been browbeating
you had been browbeating
they had been browbeating
Conditional
I would browbeat
you would browbeat
he/she/it would browbeat
we would browbeat
you would browbeat
they would browbeat
Past Conditional
I would have browbeaten
you would have browbeaten
he/she/it would have browbeaten
we would have browbeaten
you would have browbeaten
they would have browbeaten
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.browbeat - be bossy towardsbrowbeat - be bossy towards; "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young"
intimidate - make timid or fearful; "Her boss intimidates her"
domineer, tyrannise, tyrannize - rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner; "her husband and mother-in-law tyrannize her"
2.browbeat - discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
blarney, cajole, coax, inveigle, sweet-talk, wheedle, palaver - influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering; "He palavered her into going along"
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browbeat

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browbeat

verb
To domineer or drive into compliance by the use of as threats or force, for example:
Informal: strong-arm.
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Translations

browbeat

[ˈbraʊbiːt] (browbeat (pt) (browbeaten (pp))) VTintimidar, convencer con amenazas
to browbeat sb into doing sthintimidar a algn para que haga algo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

browbeat

[ˈbraʊbiːt] vtintimider, brusquer
to browbeat sb → intimider qn
to browbeat sb into doing sth → forcer qn à faire qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

browbeat

pret <browbeat>, ptp <browbeaten>
vtunter (moralischen) Druck setzen; to browbeat somebody into doing somethingjdn so unter Druck setzen, dass er etw tut; I can’t browbeat you into accepting itich kann euch natürlich nicht (dazu) zwingen, es anzunehmen; I won’t be browbeatenich lasse mich nicht tyrannisieren or unter Druck setzen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

browbeat

[ˈbraʊˌbiːt] (browbeat (pt) (browbeaten (pp))) vtintimidire
to browbeat sb into doing sth → costringere qn a fare qc con la prepotenza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
Some day, perhaps, we shall have this way of treating literature, and then the lover of it will not feel obliged to browbeat himself into the belief that if he is not always enjoying himself it is his own fault.
The Prime Minister is willing to drag the Queen into his sordid Brexit-or-bust melodrama, trash Parliament, suborn the civil service and browbeat the electorate to get what he wants.
However, Mufti said she was surprised with the letter, terming it a "tactic" of the government to "browbeat" mainstream politicians of the state.
When I went to the KE complaint centre they tried to browbeat me into paying the inflated bill and there the matter stood.
Mr Hussain, chairman of the Foreign Affairs committee, said the US is repeating past mistakes through failed policy of trying to bully and browbeat Pakistan with such short-sighted sanctions.
Theresa May is very pleased with herself after she browbeat her Cabinet into agreeing a Brexit deal.
In his letter to the Chairman Federal Judicial Academy Islamabad, Tariq Shafi has also alleged that yet another member of the JIT continued to threaten, intimidate, harass and browbeat him during 14 hours long marathon interrogation session on May 16, 2017.
If this is part and parcel of this dynamic, diverse, cosmopolitan city, that councillors never fail to try to browbeat the public with, they can stu it!
October 19, 1978 The Conservatives, the ruling party on Kirklees Council, were not trying to browbeat council tenants into buying their homes, said their leader, Clr Tom Cliffe.
We are told that this will lead to greater patient safety, just as automation in the airline industry improved the safety of flights--a fact used to browbeat doctors and nurses.
Rick Perry said Wednesday that Americans would have to "browbeat" members of Congress into accepting his plan to slash their pay and limit the amount of time they spend in Washington.
A LEADING arts therapist who "humiliated, mocked, diminished and browbeat" her students has been banned from acting as a supervisor to trainees for three years.