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
My grandfather was not a man to be browbeaten.