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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Establish a comprehensive approach to addressing intimidating and disruptive behaviors that includes a zero tolerance policy, strong involvement and support from physician leadership, reducing fears of retribution against those who report intimidating and disruptive behaviors, and empathizing with and apologizing to patients and families who are involved in or witness intimidating or disruptive behaviors.
On July 19 the Robertson-led group issued a press release asserting that "The organization calling itself Americans United for Separation of Church and State has engaged in a blatant campaign of intimidating not only pastors but individual voters who choose to be active in the political process.
31) Importantly, the holding in Morales has no apparent effect on the continued use of injunctions to prohibit named gang members with a documented history of intimidating residents and unlawful conduct in designated areas from loitering together in those areas.
Kryptonite wants "to be able to compete in the marketplace in a straightforward way without a giant coming in and intimidating its advertisers or sellers," said Robert D.
The paper requests that all its employees respect the rights of their co-workers and refrain from coercive, intimidating and threatening behavior in the workplace.
JOHN TERRY admits he was upset to see Barcelona's players resort to intimidating the referee.
Further, coming from a classmate, a reasonable person of (the girl's) gender would consider it to be so severe as to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment,'' the ruling said.
At Fire Lake, a "gauche" Jewish summer camp, she gets denied "Sing Captain" honors--she then remembers she was told she is "intimidating," and intimidating is "another word for black.
A man who launched a terror campaign on a Black Country estate, intimidating residents and a police officer, was banned for two years by a court from committing further acts.
The correspondence, sent on Helms' Senate letterhead, suggests that Americans United, through the group's educational efforts, may have "attempted to disenfranchise religious voters by intimidating people of faith into not participating in the political process.
Harassing, intimidating, or threatening the peace or safety of any person by the use of vulgar or abusive language, whether 1) in retribution for any past complaint or to prevent a future complaint about the defendants' gang and nuisance activities, or 2) for any other purpose; or
The league's campaign largely succeeded in intimidating the press.
The charge states that employees displayed intimidating and disruptive behavior by marching en masse through the paper's offices during business hours, which intimidated and interfered with management and other workers, which violates NLRB rules.
John Scott, Tory MSP for Ayr, said: "It's quite a serious situation if school pupils in the secondary school are intimidating the public at large, including primary school pupils, at lunchtime.
Another intimidating girl, but the boys admire her from afar.