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bully

  
      n   brute    f  , tyran    m     
He's a big bully.      C'est une brute.  
→ I fell victim to the office bully.        
→ He's a bully.        
      vt   (=treat in an overbearing way)   tyranniser, rudoyer  
→ I wasn't going to let him bully me.        
→ I asked her if she was bullied by the other children.        
   (=frighten)   intimider  
to bully sb into doing sth      contraindre qn (par la menace) à faire qch  
→ She should never have bullied us into going.        


bully-boy   , bully boy  
      n   (=aggressive man)   brute    f     
→ ... bully-boys and murderers.        
      adj  
[tactics]  
d'intimidation  
→ Some people accuse the tax inspectors of bully-boy tactics.        
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
v.
brutaliser ; malmener ; tyranniser
n.
voyou
v.
bafouer
n.
position dominante, influence, rôle influent, fonction dominante, influence d'une fonction
vient de Théodore Roosevelt : charge, fonction ou position qui permet d'être entendu ou d'exercer des pressions
exp.
Bien fait pour lui
exp.
C'est une brute.
exp.
contraindre qn (par la menace) à faire qch
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'bully' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
v.
bully
nm.
bully boy ; braggart ; blusterer
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