One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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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