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Definition of browbeat verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    browbeat somebody (into doing something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they browbeat
    he / she / it browbeats
    past simple browbeat
    past participle browbeaten
    -ing form browbeating
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  1. 1to frighten or threaten someone in order to make them do something synonym intimidate
  2. 2 They were browbeaten into accepting the offer.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: browbeat