intimidate

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intimidate someone into something

to threaten or frighten someone into doing something. Do you think you can intimidate me into working for you? We weren't intimidated into doing it.
See also: intimidate

intimidate someone with something

to threaten or frighten someone with something. Please don't try to intimidate me with your silly threats! We hadn't been intimidated with their threats.
See also: intimidate
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Sometimes, perhaps because they are intimidated, they feel they have to knock me down," she said.
Robati admitted he had no experience at pitching, and that he was intimidated by them into overestimating what they could produce.
We weren't coming here to get bullied by the referee or the players or the fans, or to get intimidated.
They said people often felt intimidated by groups of older schoolchildren hanging around local shops.
The head of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor on Thursday voiced support for Glendale Hilton employees who claim they have been intimidated during a union organizing drive.
If people feel intimidated by the fact that I have a hooded top on, they might also be intimidated by the fact that I'm 6ft 4ins and 24 stone.
He said: "If we get a full Hampden then Slovenia might be intimidated because I know the Dutch players were.
Moreover, Jews were totally intimidated, and helped intimidate one another as well.
On May 13, 2003, knowing or believing that Marian Elizabeth Westerman was a witness in proceedings for an offence, did an act, namely made threats, which intimidated and was intended to intimidate Marian Elizabeth Westerman,' the charge reads.
It's a little intimidating to know that you're choreographing for a two-time Tony-winning choreographer like Donald Saddler and a living legend like Marge Champion," says Kathleen Marshall, who, when you get right down to it, doesn't sound all that intimidated.
This intimidated, frightened and interfered with other workers.
London, Mar 17 (ANI): Hollywood actress Emma Watson says that her celebrity status has made her love life difficult, as men feel intimidated by her.
POLICE fail to identify witnesses who may be vulnerable or at risk of being intimidated by suspects, official research said today.
ASHTON Kutcher admits he was intimidated by Bruce Willis when he started dating the Die Hard star's ex-wife, Demi Moore.
The charge reads: ``On May 13, 2003,knowing or believing that Marian Elizabeth Westerman was a witness in proceedings for an offence,did an act,namely made threats, which intimidated and was intended to intimidate Marian Elizabeth Westerman, intending thereby to cause the course of justice to be obstructed,perverted or interfered with.