One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘all her life she was domineered by Granny’
browbeat, bully, intimidate, pressurize, menace, hector, boss, boss about, boss around, push about, push around, order about, order around, give orders to, lord it over, tyrannize, terrorize, persecute, oppress, dictate to, be overbearing, ride roughshod over, trample on, have under one's thumb, rule with an iron hand, rule with a rod of iron, use strong-arm tactics on, impose one's will on, bend to one's will, subjugate
informal bulldoze, walk all over, railroad, lean on, put the screws on, strong-arm, squeeze
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