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browbeat

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbrowbeatbrow‧beat /ˈbraʊbiːt/ verb (past tense browbeat, past participle browbeaten /-biːtn/) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 FORCE somebody TO DO somethingto try to make someone do something, especially in a threatening waybrowbeat somebody into doing something 🔊 She was determined to browbeat everyone into believing her.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
browbeatAnd his bottom-of-the-table Forest side looked similarly browbeaten after slipping to their ninth defeat of the season.Hence, the commander had to beg, cajole, and browbeat authorities of three nations to get what he needed.For a few moments she felt nineteen again, unsure and nervous, easily browbeaten because she had very little self-confidence.But she wasn't going to let him browbeat her.After all, what sort of conspiracy is it when the victim has to browbeat his supposed aggressors into taking part?I really didn't want to make this speech -- I was browbeaten into it by my colleagues.The miners were browbeaten into working in a part of the mine that the company knew to be dangerous.The salesman tried browbeating me but it didn't work.He had joined the ship just as we sailed, somehow browbeating the mate into letting him board.The only way was to browbeat them.And the man who did most of the begging, cajoling, and browbeating was Joseph Alsop.Clausen has been known to browbeat witnesses.
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Verb table
browbeat
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybrowbeat
he, she, itbrowbeats
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybrowbeat
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave browbeaten
he, she, ithas browbeaten
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad browbeaten
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill browbeat
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have browbeaten
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam browbeating
he, she, itis browbeating
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you, we, theyare browbeating
Past
I, he, she, itwas browbeating
you, we, theywere browbeating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been browbeating
he, she, ithas been browbeating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been browbeating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be browbeating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been browbeating
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