Cowed
Cow Cow, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cowed} (koud); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cowing}.] [Cf. Icel. kuga, Sw. kufva to check, subdue, Dan. kue. Cf. {Cuff}, v. t.] To depress with fear; to daunt the spirits or courage of; to overawe. [1913 Webster]

To vanquish a people already cowed. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

THe French king was cowed. --J. R. Green. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Cow — Cow, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cowed} (koud); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cowing}.] [Cf. Icel. kuga, Sw. kufva to check, subdue, Dan. kue. Cf. {Cuff}, v. t.] To depress with fear; to daunt the spirits or courage of; to overawe. [1913 Webster] To vanquish a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cowing — Cow Cow, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cowed} (koud); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cowing}.] [Cf. Icel. kuga, Sw. kufva to check, subdue, Dan. kue. Cf. {Cuff}, v. t.] To depress with fear; to daunt the spirits or courage of; to overawe. [1913 Webster] To vanquish a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cow — I UK [kaʊ] / US noun [countable] Word forms cow : singular cow plural cows ** 1) an animal kept by farmers for its milk or meat. A male cow is called a bull, a female is a cow, and a young cow is a calf. Their meat is called beef. The sound a cow …   English dictionary

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