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[kou] /kaʊ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to frighten with threats, violence, etc.; intimidate; overawe.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Old Norse kūga to oppress, cow; compare Danish kue to cow
Related forms
uncowed, adjective
Synonyms
terrorize, scare, bully.
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British Dictionary definitions for co-wing

cow1

/kaʊ/
noun
1.
the mature female of any species of cattle, esp domesticated cattle
2.
the mature female of various other mammals, such as the elephant, whale, and seal
3.
(not in technical use) any domestic species of cattle
4.
(informal) a disagreeable woman
5.
(Austral & NZ, slang) something objectionable (esp in the phrase a fair cow)
6.
(informal) till the cows come home, for a very long time; effectively for ever
Word Origin
Old English cū; related to Old Norse kӯr, Old High German kuo, Latin bōs, Greek boūs, Sanskrit gāŭs

cow2

/kaʊ/
verb
1.
(transitive) to frighten or overawe, as with threats
Word Origin
C17: from Old Norse kūga to oppress, related to Norwegian kue, Swedish kuva
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Word Origin and History for co-wing

cow

n.

Old English cu "cow," from Proto-Germanic *kwon (cf. Old Frisian ku, Middle Dutch coe, Dutch koe, Old High German kuo, German Kuh, Old Norse kyr, Danish, Swedish ko), earlier *kwom, from PIE *gwous (cf. Sanskrit gaus, Greek bous, Latin bov-, Old Irish bo, Latvian guovs, Armenian gaus "cow," Slovak hovado "ox"), perhaps ultimately imitative of lowing (cf. Sumerian gu, Chinese ngu, ngo "ox"). In Germanic and Celtic, of females only; in most other languages, of either gender. Other "cow" words sometimes are from roots meaning "horn, horned," e.g. Lithuanian karve, Old Church Slavonic krava.

v.

"intimidate," c.1600, probably from Old Norse kuga "oppress," of unknown origin, but perhaps having something to do with cow (n.) on the notion of easily herded. Related: Cowed; cowing.

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Slang definitions & phrases for co-wing

cow

noun
  1. Milk (1900+)
  2. A woman: The silly cow believed everything she heard (1696+)
  3. A young woman (1930s+ Underworld)
Related Terms

armored cow, canned cow, cash cow, sea cow


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Related Abbreviations for co-wing

COW

cellsite on wheels
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co-wing in the Bible

A cow and her calf were not to be killed on the same day (Lev. 22:28; Ex. 23:19; Deut. 22:6, 7). The reason for this enactment is not given. A state of great poverty is described in the words of Isa. 7:21-25, where, instead of possessing great resources, a man shall depend for the subsistence of himself and his family on what a single cow and two sheep could yield.

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Idioms and Phrases with co-wing

cow

In addition to the idiom beginning with
cow
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