browbeat


brow·beat

verb \ˈbra-ˌbēt\

: to use threats or angry speech to make (someone) do or accept something

brow·beatbrow·beat·en\-ˈbē-tən\ or brow·beatbrow·beat·ing

Full Definition of BROWBEAT

transitive verb
:  to intimidate or disconcert by a stern manner or arrogant speech :  bully

Examples of BROWBEAT

  1. His father likes to browbeat waiters and waitresses.
  2. <they would often browbeat the younger child until he cried>

First Known Use of BROWBEAT

1581

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