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verb [transitive] browbeat pronunciation in British English /ˈbraʊˌbiːt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theybrowbeat
he/she/itbrowbeats
present participlebrowbeating
past tensebrowbeat
past participlebrowbeaten
  1. to make someone do something by asking or threatening them until they agree
    browbeat someone into (doing) something: She wasn’t going to let him browbeat her into agreeing to go.

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