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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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It further stated that threats, protests and browbeating could not stop NAB from performing its legal obligations.
In the good old days politicians would settle for browbeating their constituents, riding the gravy train, and fiddling parliamentary expenses.
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Even aside from the atrocious proceedings of the Star Chamber and High Commission, the state trials offer little more than a procession of "browbeating judges, packed juries, lying witnesses, clamorous spectators." Sir Edward Coke?
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What the Bush Administration can't win by bullying and browbeating editors, it hopes to win by invoking doctrines that belong more to authoritarian governments than to ours.