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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of browbeat.

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Examples

  • Everything from the fight he has with his rapid-fire round to the way he browbeats his underling, Tim, is all planned to make him sound just a little more petty, a little more realistic, and a little more human.

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  • Grover Norquist's anti-government group back in Washington -- which busily browbeats Republicans into signing no-tax pledges -- is "ruling" that allowing the people to vote on taxes constitutes support for taxes.

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  • For Dan Rybicky, a filmmaker whose "Almost There: A Portrait of Peter Anton" told the story of the titular outsider artist from Indiana, the Wiggins' tale is "the flipside of the Jackson 5 story, where a Svengali father similarly browbeats his children into a popular act."

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  • Everything from the fight he has with his rapid-fire round to the way he browbeats his underling, Tim, is all planned to make him sound just a little more petty, a little more realistic, and a little more human.

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  • The Kingdom browbeats poorer governments if they advocate better treatment of their émigrés.

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  • He went batshit crazy and showed himself to be one horrible man who browbeats and is, well, just a bully.

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  • After all, part of “making life livable for ourselves” means not turning into the sort of noodge who browbeats friends and acquaintances about their dietary choices.

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  • But part of “making life livable for ourselves” means not turning into the sort of noodge who browbeats friends and acquaintances about their dietary choices — at least until they start ordering the Flipper Tempura Roll at Nobu.

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  • Someone who bribes or browbeats voters can check their ballots before mailing to make sure that they are being cast the right way.

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  • The Kingdom browbeats poorer governments if they advocate better treatment of their émigrés.

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