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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brow·beat v. t. [imp. Browbeat; p. p. Browbeaten p. pr. & vb. n. Browbeating.] To depress or bear down with haughty, stern looks, or with arrogant speech and dogmatic assertions; to abash or disconcert by impudent or abusive words or looks; to bully; as, to browbeat witnesses.
    My grandfather was not a man to be browbeaten.   --W. Irving.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 browbeat
      v 1: be bossy towards; "Her big brother always bullied her when
           she was young" [syn: strong-arm, bully, bullyrag,
           ballyrag, boss around, hector, push around]
      2: discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner;
         intimidate [syn: bully, swagger]
      [also: browbeaten]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 browbeaten
      adj : frightened into submission or compliance [syn: bullied, cowed,
             hangdog, intimidated]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 browbeaten
      See browbeat