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Definition of browbeat verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

browbeat

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈbraʊbiːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbraʊbiːt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they browbeat
BrE BrE//ˈbraʊbiːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbraʊbiːt//
 
he / she / it browbeats
BrE BrE//ˈbraʊbiːts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbraʊbiːts//
 
past simple browbeat
BrE BrE//ˈbraʊbiːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbraʊbiːt//
 
past participle browbeaten
BrE BrE//ˈbraʊbiːtn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbraʊbiːtn//
 
-ing form browbeating
BrE BrE//ˈbraʊbiːtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbraʊbiːtɪŋ//
 
 
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browbeat somebody (into doing something) to frighten or threaten somebody in order to make them do something synonym intimidate They were browbeaten into accepting the offer. The witness was being browbeaten under cross-examination. There was no way this man was going to browbeat her.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: browbeat