browbeat browbeat  /b ˈraʊ ˌbit/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
  2. (v) be bossy towards

Usage(s):

  1. To record it, Samuragoch browbeat the producers into employing a 200-piece orchestra, including musicians playing such traditional instruments as a Japanese flute and taiko drums.
  2. Stung into face-saving fury, Japanese and Nazi agents insulted, browbeat, threatened him.
  3. Jackson, who has been groping for a way to elbow into the campaign, obtained a grievance that he can use to browbeat Clinton for concessions.

News

  • Official denies allegations union strong-armed for House vote

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A union official denied his group strong-armed anyone into voting for Delegate Tim Miley, D-Harrison, for Speaker of the House. "They did not get browbeat or strong-armed from Kenny Perdue or Josh Sword," AFL-CIO President...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Charleston Daily Mail

Quotes

  1. Giving firm indications that he was determined to press the issue of OBC quota despite protests, Singh said, "we are a democracy and not a banana republic. You cannot hijack the process and browbeat me".
    on May 14, 2006 By: Arjun Singh Source: Expressindia.com

  2. "Occasionally one feels that an individual politician is trying to browbeat the judiciary, and that is wholly inappropriate," said Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers.
    on Oct 12, 2005 By: Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers Source: Newindpress

  3. Stimson called the bomb a "diplomatic weapon," and duly explained: "American statesmen were eager for their country to browbeat the Russians with the bomb held rather ostentatiously on our hip."
    on Aug 2, 2004 By: Henry Stimson Source: Press Action

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