browbeat

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brow +‎ beat

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browbeat (third-person singular simple present browbeats, present participle browbeating, simple past browbeat, past participle browbeaten)

  1. (transitive) To bully in an intimidating, bossy, or supercilious way.
    Though the teacher browbeat all the children, they still acted out during the lesson.

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