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A short heavy club, usually of wood, that is thicker or loaded at one end.
tr.v. bludg·eoned, bludg·eon·ing, bludg·eons
1. To hit with a heavy club or similar blunt instrument.
2. To strike with strong force: "The fields were often baked by the sun and bludgeoned by savage thunderstorms" (Linda Hasselstrom).
3. To overcome, often by intimidation or coercion.
bludg′eon·er, bludg′eon·eer′ (-ə-nîr′) n.
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a stout heavy club, typically thicker at one end
2. a person, line of argument, etc, that is effective but unsubtle
3. to hit or knock down with or as with a bludgeon
4. (often foll by into) to force; bully; coerce: they bludgeoned him into accepting the job.
[C18: of uncertain origin]
1. a short, heavy club with one end thicker and heavier than the other.v.t.
2. to strike or knock down with a bludgeon.
3. to force into something; bully.
[1720–30; orig. uncertain]
Past participle: bludgeoned
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|Noun||1.||bludgeon - a club used as a weapon |
cosh, blackjack, sap - a piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle; used for hitting people
club - stout stick that is larger at one end; "he carried a club in self defense"; "he felt as if he had been hit with a club"
|Verb||1.||bludgeon - overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club; "The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas"|
|2.||bludgeon - strike with a club or a bludgeon|
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
1. club, batter, beat, strike, belt (informal), clobber (slang), pound, cosh (Brit.), cudgel A wealthy businessman has been found bludgeoned to death.