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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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If intimidation does not work, a family can have their house burned down, family members beaten or shot and forced to leave the area.
Ipswich fans were pelted with missiles and subjected to intimidation and verbal abuse by a Leeds hate mob.
In the North Hollywood area, the number of intimidation cases rose 85 percent in 2005-06, from 13 to 24.
I'm convinced jockeys are taking full advantage of the flawed rules, knowing that mild intimidation (yesterday's example wasn't mild) is going to win them a race, with very little chance of the placings being reversed.
In other efforts to maintain control through intimidation and terror, China continues to imprison and execute thousands.
The president of IALPA has rejected suggestions that union officials engaged in the bullying, victimisation or intimidation of anybody, reported Reuters.
Establishing a diverse steering committee drawn from all levels of the organization--top to bottom--to explore and define intimidation.
The incident is not part of an increasing pattern of racist graffiti, but is an example of racial intimidation that happens with "disturbing frequency," police Sgt.
Her mother is not happy to be there, but Noor, her father, and her brother are excited and look forward to a better life free of threats and intimidation.
Norwood's Strikebreaking and Intimidation is a wonderfully readable, evocative, and economical work of history.
Hancock urges writers to overcome any intimidation they may have in covering the sciences.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Lebanon's President Michel Suleiman slammed Israeli threats to target civilians in Lebanon, saying such intimidation violates international resolutions.
Canadian Tamil MP of the New Democratic Party, Rathika Sitsabaiesan was attempting to embarrass the Sri Lankan Government by claiming she was subject to political intimidation, Sri Lanka's mission in Ottawa said in a statement.
He also placed responsibility upon the international community and the United Nations for the Israeli intimidation of Lebanese residents.
The Tories want Mr Lythgo and a police chief to sign the pledge which says: "We, the undersigned, candidates of all political parties standing in the Kirklees Metropolitan Council elections on May 22 in the Dewsbury East, West and South wards and representatives of Kirklees Council and West Yorkshire Police - publicly pledge to ensure that the forthcoming elections on May 22 are free and fair and condemn all forms of electoral fraud or voter intimidation and will take all steps necessary to ensure that no such conduct or behaviour will be perpetrated or accepted - and any reports of such conduct will be reported and fully investigated.