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 media should point out that Agriculture Secretary Pinol was sent not only to intimidate the fishermen into changing their narrative about the sinking of the F/B Gem-Vir fishing boat; he was also practically putting words into their mouths,' veteran journalist and media critic Luis Teodoro said on Twitter.
He urged the people to go out and perform their civic duties as nobody will intimidate or harass them,'
This week, the High Court ruled that the board has been violating the law by continuously fighting the Africa Centre for Open Governance (Africog), among other groups, and attempting to use other state agencies such as the Central Bank and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to intimidate and torment the lobbies.
Shots fired to intimidate a burglar outside a residence in the village of Psevdas landed the owner's son in trouble with the law, it emerged on Wednesday.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Spokesperson Naeem-ul-Haq on Friday said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has deputized the whole government to threat and intimidate state organs.
And with Goodison another sell-out - and on course for a full season of packed home crowds - Koeman is confident the Old Lady can intimidate Antonio Conte's side.
"I urge all political parties and their supporters not to intimidate anyone or engage in any untoward activity.
I think not being able to intimidate referees any longer has made a major contribution to their demise.
Burning tyres and oil on the roads: failed to intimidate people.
Summary: The Special Tribunal for Lebanon described Tuesday the recent hacking of a local newspaper's website as an attempt to undermine the work of the U.N.-backed court and "intimidate" alleged witnesses.
The IS stigmatized also in a statement today , Maliki's remark made to the same source in which he said : " Parliament is not entitled to enact legislations describing such a statement as a blatant interference in the work and powers of the judiciary and the legislative authority as well as an intentioned attempt to intimidate people.
Either drug lords or the militias that oppose them run the slums of Rio de Janeiro, and when the municipal elections arrive they intimidate local residents into voting for their candidate of choice, often demanding that they take pictures of their ballots as proof.
Asked for his reaction, current number one McIlroy, winner of three of his last four events, said: "No, how can I intimidate Tiger Woods?
Current number one McIlroy, the winner of three of his last four events, said: "No, how can I intimidate Tiger?
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