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browbeat

verb [T] uk   /ˈbraʊ.biːt/ (browbeat, browbeaten) us  
to try to force someone to do something by threatening them or persuading them forcefully and unfairly: Don't be browbeaten into working more hours than you want.Causing somebody to actUrging and persuadingUrging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
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