But if he comes to Israel to save it from itself or to browbeat its governing coalition, he is sure to return empty handed.
After parents and friends “browbeat” them about where to apply, what really influenced their decision about where to go?
The answer is not to browbeat the parties to scurry to the negotiating table.
[I]t appears from the earliest quotations ... that the brow in question was that of the beater, not of the beaten party; but it is not evident whether the meaning was 'to beat with one's (frowning) brows,' or 'to beat (?lower) one's brows at.' [OED]Related: Browbeaten; browbeating.
To intimidate; strong-arm (1830s+)