Definition of Browbeat

1. Verb. Be bossy towards. "They want to browbeat the prisoners "; "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young"

Exact synonyms: Ballyrag, Boss Around, Bully, Bullyrag, Hector, Push Around, Strong-arm
Generic synonyms: Intimidate
Specialized synonyms: Domineer, Tyrannise, Tyrannize



2. Verb. Discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate. "They want to browbeat the prisoners "
Exact synonyms: Bully, Swagger
Generic synonyms: Blarney, Cajole, Coax, Inveigle, Palaver, Sweet-talk, Wheedle
Derivative terms: Bully

Definition of Browbeat

1. v. t. To depress or bear down with haughty, stern looks, or with arrogant speech and dogmatic assertions; to abash or disconcert by impudent or abusive words or looks; to bully; as, to browbeat witnesses.

Definition of Browbeat

1. Verb. (transitive) To bully in an intimidating, bossy, or supercilious way. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Browbeat

1. to intimidate [v -BEAT, -BEATEN, -BEATING, -BEATS] - See also: intimidate

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Browbeat

broussonetine
brouter
brouters
brouze
brouzes
brow
brow-beat
brow-beaten
brow-beating
brow-beats
brow ptosis
browallia
browallias
browband
browbands
browbeat (current term)
browbeaten
browbeating
browbeats
browbone
browbones
browbound
browdyng
browed
browless
browlift
brown
brown-bag
brown-bagger

Literary usage of Browbeat

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1. London Society edited by James Hogg, Florence Marryat (1879)
"... the regular course of their practice, they are warmly congratulated by the relatives and the whole village for their success in browbeat- WHAT THE ..."

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