1 To compel or constrain by intimidation, or authority to any action. 2 a to restrain by force, especially by law or authority. b to repress. c to curb.
After Kitti left him, Kristóf attempted to coerce her into regular sex by threatening to send nude photographs he nefariously took to her employer. Though she initially complied, Kristóf pushed his luck and ended up on the wrong end of her new boyfriend’s fist.
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