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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The 19-year-old then grabbed a shotgun from his room, loaded it and went outside, firing it twice in the air to intimidate the burglar, who had already fled after breaking into the family's pick-up truck.
The nation strongly condemns the attempts to intimidate and denigrate state institutions by the Prime Minister and his 'Darbaris,' he said.
Burning tyres and oil on the roads: failed to intimidate people.
Asked for his reaction, current number one McIlroy, winner of three of his last four events, said: "No, how can I intimidate Tiger Woods?
I NOTE that Cristiano Ronaldo has complained that Real Madrid supporters don't intimidate rival teams the way that Manchester United supporters intimidate the likes of Liverpool or Manchester City.
A "MAVERICK" shepherd who deployed his wayward sheep to intimidate neighbours received a suspended prison sentence yesterday for breaching an Asbo which banned the flock from the village.
Those who display nooses to intimidate or harass minorities and other targeted people face new penalties in Connecticut and New York.
West allegedly struck and pushed the man, causing him to fall, while uttering anti-gay slurs and "hate language" with the intent to intimidate him, according to a written statement filed by a Worcester police detective in Central District Court.
a frightening escalation of the Communists' plans to silence and intimidate the overseas Chinese people, in San Francisco, here, and around the world.
What is the mentality of those who single a person out to abuse and intimidate them?
Families are being separated and lives ruined because of selective enforcement of immigration laws that have been on the books for many years and are now being used to intimidate and deport law-abiding Arab and Muslim Americans.
At issue this time is a 50-year-old Virginia state law that bans public cross-burning that is meant to intimidate someone.
This activity, according to Helms and the other senators, may have constituted an effort to intimidate voters.
Bill Russell, perhaps the greatest defensive player of all time, bristles at the thought that his superlative ability to physically and mentally intimidate his opponents and maintain his coolness and concentration despite distractions, were innate.
ZIMBABWE'S ruling party was yesterday accused of orchestrating a campaign of violence in remote rural areas to intimidate Robert Mugabe's opponents ahead of any election re-run.