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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
cow (noun)
1.
a) the mature female of cattle (genus ) - Bos
b) the mature female of various usually large animals (as an elephant, whale, or moose)
2.
a domestic bovine animal regardless of sex or age
cow (verb)
transitive verb
to destroy the resolve or courage of , also to bring to a state or an action by intimidation - used with into like too many Asian armies, adept at cowing a population into feeding them Edward Lansdale intimidate
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
cow (verb)
to make timid or fearful by or as if by threats
SYNONIMS:
blackjack, bogart, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, bullyrag, cow, hector, mau-mau, strong-arm
RELATED WORDS:
bluster, trash-talk; affright, alarm ( alarum), frighten, horrify, scare, shock, spook, startle, terrify; menace, terrorize, threaten; badger, harass, hound; bludgeon, coerce, compel, constrain, dragoon, force, make, oblige, press, pressure, push around; demoralize, psych (out), unman, unnerve; discompose, disconcert, disquiet, distress, disturb, perturb, upset
NEAR ANTONYMS:
cheer, comfort, console, reassure, solace, soothe; embolden, encourage, hearten, steel; convince, persuade
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