be bossy towards;
"Her big brother always bullied her when she was young"
discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
- For many Britons accustomed to watching Thatcher browbeat enemies and dress down aides, it seemed like only a matter of time before her support for Major would cool.
- I won't be browbeaten into accepting your proposals.
- The judge browbeat the witness.
- browbeat someone into doing something 威逼着某人去做某事...