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browbeat (one) into (something)

To thoroughly and continually dominate, intimidate, or bully someone into doing something. I'm tired of seeing him browbeat her into agreeing with him.
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browbeat someone into something

Fig. to bully or intimidate someone into something. It won't do any good to try to browbeat me into it. I was browbeaten into doing it once. I refuse to do it again.
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McCarthy was only interested in the people he could browbeat publicly.
The question is whether any president could now browbeat any Congress into doing any of it.
ISLAMABAD -- Opposition leader in National Assembly (NA) Syed Khurshid Shah has said PML-N has always endeavoured to take advantage by clashing with the institutions but now the institutions are not so weak that the ministers may browbeat them.
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has been appointed new Cardiff boss and has told the players he won't mollycoddle them, he won't browbeat them - and he won't bring them on until the 83rd minute.
Over the last two years, his Administration has tried to browbeat the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) into recommending U.
Look for the internationalist elites to dangle the never-ending threat of terrorism over the heads of Americans; they intend to browbeat us into accepting bigger and more centralized government and to surrender our precious sovereignty to the United Nations and kindred international organizations.
TALKING cigarette packets could soon join the fight to browbeat smokers into quitting their unhealthy habit.
THE row over television cash became increasingly bitter yesterday as the Football League accused ITV Digital of being "bullies" and attempting to browbeat smaller clubs into accepting less money.
The peanuts that US have given us in return should not be used to threaten or browbeat us into following Mr.
So stick to your guns and never allow anyone to browbeat you into doing anything, sexual or otherwise, about which you do not feel completely comfortable.
But don't allow him to browbeat you or for the sake of peace, put the weight back on.
11 surge in patriotic feelings, the latest attempt to browbeat voters into exercising their franchise is the claim that failure to vote constitutes a failure of patriotism.
Attorney Grey, played by James Spader in the antsy/cool mode he's perfected for things like this and ``sex, lies, and videotape,'' likes to browbeat, criticize and generally degrade the help.
He said: "Our signalling members in Scotland are standing shoulder to shoulder despite attempts to browbeat them.
Chancellor Alistair Darling browbeat institutions to reduce mortgages by 1.