What does the word browbeat mean?

Usage examples for browbeat

  1. He seemed, indeed, somewhat inclined to browbeat her, loudly arguing her slightest remark after a fashion which she found decidedly exasperating, but presently discovered to be his invariable habit with everyone. – The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories by Ethel M. Dell
  2. You shall not browbeat me! – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  3. If it were otherwise, it would be difficult to imagine how all the scoundrels who seemed triumphant in this world, who broke innocent hearts with impunity, abused unmerited privileges, were a scandal to honourable callings, took the bread out of the mouths of the poor, browbeat the humble, and truckled meanly to the rich and proud, were to be properly paid off in such coin as they had earned. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë