browbeat

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browbeat (one) into (something)

To thoroughly and continually dominate, intimidate, or bully one into some state or action. I'm tired of seeing him browbeat her into agreeing with him. The manager always browbeats people into compliance if they ever try to do things outside the standard protocol.
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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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