Cowed Into

What is the meaning of This Phrasal Verb : Cowed Into?

By Ram, India - 27 Jan 2008

The word
cow can be used both as a noun and a verb. When used as a verb, the word means to frighten someone into doing something that you want them to. You achieve this by using threats or violence.

• Prema needed the job, so she was cowed into doing things she didn’t want to.

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