browbeat definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To intimidate or subjugate by an overbearing way or domineering message; bully. See Synonyms at intimidate.
    • To depress or keep straight down with haughty, stern appearances, or with conceited speech and dogmatic assertions; to abash or disconcert by impudent or abusive words or looks; to bully.
  • verb:
    • To bully in an intimidating, bossy, or supercilious way.
    • be bossy towards
    • discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering fashion; intimidate
  • others:
    • To depress or bear down with haughty, stern looks, or with arrogant message and dogmatic assertions; as a whole, to bear straight down by impudence.
    • Synonyms To overbear, insult, bully, hector.

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