browbeat browbeat  /b ˈraʊ ˌbit/


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


  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.


  • 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


  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:

  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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