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Verb (transitive)


henpeckv. t. 
     To bother persistently with trivial complaints; to subject to petty authority; -- said of a woman who thus treats her male companion, especially of wives who thus dominate their husbands. Commonly used in the past participle (often adjectively); as, henpecked for years, he finally left her.  [1913 Webster]


henpeck, v.tr. (of a woman) constantly harass (a man, esp. her husband).



beat down, break, browbeat, bug, bulldoze, bully, carp, carp at, castrate, cavil, clamp down on, coerce, compel, cow, daunt, despotize, domineer, domineer over, enslave, fret at, fuss, fuss at, grind, grind down, harass, hassle, hector, intimidate, keep down, keep under, lord it over, nag, nibble at, niggle, oppress, overawe, overbear, overmaster, override, peck at, pester, pick at, pick on, press heavy on, repress, ride over, ride roughshod over, subjugate, suppress, terrorize, torment, trample down, trample upon, tread down, tread upon, tyrannize, tyrannize over, unman, walk all over, walk over, weigh heavy on, yap at

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