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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.

browbeat

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

brow•beat

(ˈbraʊˌbit)

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

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
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"

browbeat

browbeat

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

browbeat

[ˈbraʊbiːt] (browbeat (pt) (browbeaten (pp))) VTintimidar, convencer con amenazas
to browbeat sb into doing sthintimidar a algn para que haga algo

browbeat

[ˈbraʊbiːt] vtintimider, brusquer
to browbeat sb → intimider qn
to browbeat sb into doing sth → forcer qn à faire qch

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

browbeat

[ˈbraʊˌbiːt] (browbeat (pt) (browbeaten (pp))) vtintimidire
to browbeat sb into doing sth → costringere qn a fare qc con la prepotenza
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This does not imply tyrannical intentions on the part of the browbeaters: Often, people who feel a passionate certainty about the rightness of their beliefs feel strongly convicted that others should hold the same beliefs.
Neither you nor any tabloid, Radio or TV browbeaters are going to change the minds of proud Welsh folk like me to whom supporting England is as abhorrent an idea as eating tripe.