mailing list For webmasters
Welcome Guest
browbeat Options
Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:00:00 AM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 3/7/2009
Posts: 32,121
Neurons: 95,541
Location: Inside Farlex computers
browbeat

(verb) Discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate.

Synonyms: bully, swagger

Usage: The police attempted to browbeat me into revealing my accomplices, but I would never squeal on my friends.
KSPavan
Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:46:55 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 1/28/2015
Posts: 11,502
Neurons: 4,398,361
Location: Kolkata, Bengal, India
ok
Ashwin Vemuri
Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 2:00:54 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 4/14/2020
Posts: 1,176
Neurons: 451,715
Location: Hyderābād, Andhra Pradesh, India
browbeat

(verb) Discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate.

Synonyms: bully, swagger

Usage: The police attempted to browbeat me into revealing my accomplices, but I would never squeal on my friends.
Adyl Mouhei
Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 5:30:37 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 5/1/2017
Posts: 5,648
Neurons: 1,122,041
Location: Casablanca, Grand Casablanca, Morocco
Browbeat:

Verb:

Intimidate (someone), typically into doing something, with stern or abusive words.
"A witness is being browbeaten under cross-examination"

Synonyms :
bully
hector
intimidate
force
coerce
compel
badger


Oxford Dictionary
taurine
Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 5:51:25 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 4/20/2016
Posts: 2,642
Neurons: 159,784
Location: South Dublin, Ireland
‘Brussels police were called to the busy shopping street Avenue Louise on Monday evening with witnesses describing a threatening man, equipped with what appeared to be a sort of a spear. … The police had to use pepper spray to be able to deal with the man. He was arrested and (taken into custody). No one was injured.’ [The Brussels Times, Police arrest man armed with a spear on Avenue Louise.]

He will not squeal on his friends, if he was from the mediaeval times teleported and the Police will believe in his teleportation.
monamagda
Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 8:35:54 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 2/4/2014
Posts: 8,190
Neurons: 6,629,416
Location: Bogotá, Bogota D.C., Colombia
Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11:59:40 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 6/4/2015
Posts: 5,303
Neurons: 1,231,657
Location: Vinton, Iowa, United States

(verb) Discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate.
Synonyms: bully, swagger
Usage: The police attempted to browbeat me into revealing my accomplices, but I would never squeal on my friends.


Some of the synonyms are a reach, in spite of them being listed in a dictionary as such.
Ajike Omooba
Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:37:50 PM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 5/22/2018
Posts: 767
Neurons: 288,030
To intimidate or subjugate by an overbearing manner.
Users browsing this topic
Guest


Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.