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Synonyms for cow

to domineer or drive into compliance by the use of as threats or force, for example

Synonyms for cow

female of domestic cattle: "'moo-cow' is a child's term"

mature female of mammals of which the male is called 'bull'

a large unpleasant woman

subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe

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Even the hardy, swaggering half-breed seemed cowed.
We were so cowed by the sight that I think we should have given the job up if had not been for Prendergast.
The banker looked at him under lowering brows, red-faced and sulky, but seemingly cowed.
Her rebuke and her mood seemed to fill the whole room, and to impart a cowed look to the furniture, and candle, and children playing about, and to her mother's face.
Something in my voice, I do not know what, cowed the beasts as they sprang to attack me.
Before I could call him off he had crushed Lakor into a jelly with a single blow of one mighty paw, and had literally torn the other thern to ribbons; yet when I spoke to him sharply he cowed sheepishly as though he had done a thing to deserve censure and chastisement.