AskDefine | Define browbeaten

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browbeat

Verb

1 be bossy towards; "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young" [syn: strong-arm, bully, bullyrag, ballyrag, boss around, hector, push around]
2 discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate [syn: bully, swagger] [also: browbeaten]browbeaten adj : frightened into submission or compliance [syn: bullied, cowed, hangdog, intimidated]browbeaten See browbeat

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English

Verb

browbeaten
  1. past participle of browbeat

Adjective

  1. intimidated or subjugated
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