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English definition of “tyrannize”

tyrannize

verb [T] (UK usually tyrannise)     /ˈtɪr.ən.aɪz/
to treat someone cruelly, controlling everything that they do: He was one of those school bullies who tyrannized the whole playground.Controlling and being in chargeTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
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