> Australia will 'not be cowed' by North Korea
> North Korea has criticised and threatened Australia for aligning itself with South Korea and the US and for its attitude toward the Pyongyang …
past tense: cowed; past participle: cowed
cause (someone) to submit to one's wishes by intimidation.
"the intellectuals had been cowed into silence"
> v. "intimidate," c.1600, probably from Old Norse kuga "oppress," of unknown origin, but perhaps having something to do with cow (n.) on the notion of easily herded