cow englannista suomeksi
pitää pelon vallassa, pelottaa
(RQ:Orwell Down and Out) the worst insult to a woman, either in London or Paris, is "cow"; a name which might even be a compliment, for cows are among the most likeable of animals.
1990, ''of Cards (UK TV show)|House of Cards'', Season 1, Episode 2:
- ''Greville Preston:'' You've been set up, you silly cow. Now, don't let me hear any more about this unless you have absolute stand-up-in-court proof it's kosher...''Mattie Storin:'' Pig.
To intimidate; to daunt the spirits or courage of.
- To vanquish a people already cowed.
(quote-book)| title=(w)| passage=Who could live to gaze from day to day on bricks and slates, who had once felt the influence of a scene like this? Who could continue to exist, where there are no cows but the cows on the chimneypots; nothing redolent of Pan but pan-tiles; (..)
metate (grinding stone)