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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Teens want to feel important, noticed, confident, and far from intimidated.
I don't think intimidated is the right word - more just in awe of his achievements but never intimidated.
He said: "Mike Hussey has intimidated Graeme Swann from the very first Test match.
It was a great atmosphere last time, but we were not intimidated, despite what people have said, you should be able to enjoy atmospheres like that.
But GMB regional organiser Chris Jukes said union officials and other SOS campaigners at this week's Morpeth meeting had been incensed by claims that some staff were being intimidated.
Despite conceding that recent kidnappings were a 'disturbing development,' Mr Hoon warned the coalition would not be intimidated by the 'fanatics' and 'men of violence'.
But Galatasaray striker Sas, who scored one of his two tournament goals against Brazil, said: ``We are not intimidated by them.
They get intimidated by dance, for whatever reason.
Lynn added that Americans United will not be intimidated by Helms, his Senate allies or the Religious Right.
based on evidence from residents and other sources, the council determined that public loitering by gang members had 1) increased the murder rate; 2) escalated violent and drug-related crimes; and 3) enabled gang members to establish control of areas that intimidated residents and created a justifiable fear for the safety of people and property in those areas.
Those who venture into the PST literature often find themselves intimidated or irritated by the unfamiliar nomenclature or "jargon.
Father Schooyans warns that pastors and moralists in the Catholic Church must not be intimidated by the noise and aggressiveness of the biocrats and the special interest groups, the physicians and the media.
Many medical students who don't have experience dealing with horses are intimidated when they have to approach such a large animal, which LeBaron said is another thing of which doctors need to be aware.
They were quite scary to us, that's probably why we more intimidated by them than anyone else.
Even though I worked with Michael Jackson, their U2-ness intimidated me.