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      n  
1    the mature female of any species of cattle, esp. domesticated cattle  
2    the mature female of various other mammals, such as the elephant, whale, and seal  
3    not in technical use   any domestic species of cattle  
4    Informal   a disagreeable woman  
5      (Austral. and N.Z.)  
slang   something objectionable (esp. in the phrase a fair cow)  
6    till the cows come home  
Informal   for a very long time; effectively for ever  
     (Old English cu; related to Old Norse kyr, Old High German kuo, Latin bos, Greek bous, Sanskrit gaus)  
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cow          [2]  
      vb   tr   to frighten or overawe, as with threats  
     (C17: from Old Norse kuga to oppress, related to Norwegian kue, Swedish kuva)  

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cow

  
  
awe, browbeat, bully, daunt, dishearten, dismay, frighten, intimidate, overawe, psych out     (informal)   scare, subdue, terrorize, unnerve  

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