Nor should the poorer countries be browbeaten into bailing out the rich ones.
Allowing himself to be browbeaten by the likes of Bill Kristol will not further that agenda.
[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+)