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1‘he paid them to intimidate his political rivals’
frighten, menace, terrify, scare, alarm, terrorize, overawe, awe, cow, subdue, discourage, daunt, unnerve
threaten, domineer, browbeat, bully, pressure, pressurize, harass, harry, hound, hector, torment, plague
tyrannize, persecute, oppress
informal push about, push around, lean on, bulldoze, steamroller, railroad, twist someone's arm, use strong-arm tactics on
North American informal bullyrag
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.