- When she was health minister in 2009, she refused to be browbeaten into mandating an untested swine-flu vaccine, despite fears of a global epidemic.
- This suggests that while Mr. Trump can browbeat manufacturers into staying in America, he can’t force them to hire many people.
[verb] to try to force someone to do something by threatening them or persuading them forcefully and unfairly
browbeat是一个复合动词，有brow（眉毛）与beat（压倒、击败）结合而成。按字面意思解释，是to beat or put down by knitting or wrinkling one's brows或to beat by frowning，相当于汉语中的“对……吹胡子瞪眼睛”或“对……声色俱厉地进行威逼、吓唬”。该词始用于16世纪，虽然当时复合动词比较少见，但由于它形式简练，富于表现力，所以一直沿用至今。
American comedies especially are all about these men being browbeaten by their wives and it's impossible for me to watch.
- coerce: to persuade someone forcefully to do something that they are unwilling to do
- intimidate: to frighten or threaten someone, usually in order to persuade them to do something that you want them to do
- hector: to talk and behave towards someone in a loud and unpleasantly forceful way, especially in order to get them to act or think as you want