Definition of browbeat:
ruffle, ride, dismay, appal, bully, affright, sashay, strong-arm, badger, strut, push around, force, tittup, swash, bullyrag, bogart, terrify, ballyrag, over, drag into, alarm, prance, blackjack, boss around, swagger, bludgeon, cow, bluster, menace, pester, mau-mau, hector, cock.
- compel (part of speech: verb)
- threaten (part of speech: verb)
- threatened (part of speech: verb)
- compelled (part of speech: verb)
After a minute or two of it he acknowledged defeat with an oath, and turned away to browbeat the straggling vanguard of belated wayfarers,- messenger- boys, slatternly drabs, hackmen, loafers, and one or two plain citizens conspicuously out of their reputable grooves,- who were drifting in at the entrance to line the lobby walls with blank, curious faces.- "The Brass Bowl", Louis Joseph Vance.
That of course would have been the reasonable, the gentlemanly thing to do, but just in order to insult me, to break into the privacy of a man who, you know, has always endeavoured to protect himself and his life from vulgar tongues and eyes, you must needs browbeat my servants, and break open my house.- "The Mating of Lydia", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
- "The Paternoster Ruby", Charles Edmonds Walk.