cudgel


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cudg·el

 (kŭj′əl)
n.
A short heavy stick; a club.
tr.v. cudg·eled, cudg·el·ing, cudg·els or cudg·elled or cudg·el·ling
To beat or strike with or as if with a cudgel.

[Middle English cuggel, from Old English cycgel.]

cudgel

(ˈkʌdʒəl)
n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a short stout stick used as a weapon
2. take up the cudgels (often foll by: for or on behalf of) to join in a dispute, esp to defend oneself or another
vb, -els, -elling or -elled, -els, -eling or -eled
3. (tr) to strike with a cudgel or similar weapon
4. cudgel one's brains to think hard about a problem
[Old English cycgel; related to Middle Dutch koghele stick with knob]
ˈcudgeller, ˈcudgeler n

cudg•el

(ˈkʌdʒ əl)

n., v. -eled, -el•ing, (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling. n.
1. a short, thick stick used as a weapon; club.
v.t.
2. to strike with a cudgel; beat.
Idioms:
cudgel one's brains, to try hard to comprehend or remember.
[before 900; Middle English cuggel, Old English cycgel]

cudgel


Past participle: cudgelled
Gerund: cudgelling

Imperative
cudgel
cudgel
Present
I cudgel
you cudgel
he/she/it cudgels
we cudgel
you cudgel
they cudgel
Preterite
I cudgelled
you cudgelled
he/she/it cudgelled
we cudgelled
you cudgelled
they cudgelled
Present Continuous
I am cudgelling
you are cudgelling
he/she/it is cudgelling
we are cudgelling
you are cudgelling
they are cudgelling
Present Perfect
I have cudgelled
you have cudgelled
he/she/it has cudgelled
we have cudgelled
you have cudgelled
they have cudgelled
Past Continuous
I was cudgelling
you were cudgelling
he/she/it was cudgelling
we were cudgelling
you were cudgelling
they were cudgelling
Past Perfect
I had cudgelled
you had cudgelled
he/she/it had cudgelled
we had cudgelled
you had cudgelled
they had cudgelled
Future
I will cudgel
you will cudgel
he/she/it will cudgel
we will cudgel
you will cudgel
they will cudgel
Future Perfect
I will have cudgelled
you will have cudgelled
he/she/it will have cudgelled
we will have cudgelled
you will have cudgelled
they will have cudgelled
Future Continuous
I will be cudgelling
you will be cudgelling
he/she/it will be cudgelling
we will be cudgelling
you will be cudgelling
they will be cudgelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cudgelling
you have been cudgelling
he/she/it has been cudgelling
we have been cudgelling
you have been cudgelling
they have been cudgelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cudgelling
you will have been cudgelling
he/she/it will have been cudgelling
we will have been cudgelling
you will have been cudgelling
they will have been cudgelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cudgelling
you had been cudgelling
he/she/it had been cudgelling
we had been cudgelling
you had been cudgelling
they had been cudgelling
Conditional
I would cudgel
you would cudgel
he/she/it would cudgel
we would cudgel
you would cudgel
they would cudgel
Past Conditional
I would have cudgelled
you would have cudgelled
he/she/it would have cudgelled
we would have cudgelled
you would have cudgelled
they would have cudgelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cudgel - a club that is used as a weaponcudgel - a club that is used as a weapon  
bastinado - a cudgel used to give someone a beating on the soles of the feet
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"
shillalah, shillelagh - a cudgel made of hardwood (usually oak or blackthorn)
Verb1.cudgel - strike with a cudgel
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"

cudgel

noun
1. club, stick, baton, bludgeon, truncheon, cosh (Brit.), shillelagh He has slept with a cudgel by his bed since being burgled.
verb
1. beat, batter, thrash, thump, bang, cane, pound, bludgeon, pummel, cosh (Brit.), thwack, drub He used to cudgel his stepson like a dog.
Translations
هِراوَه، نَبّوتيضْرِبُ بِالهَراوَه
kyjtlouci holí
knipleknippel
nuijaryhmysauva
bunkósbotfurkósbotfütyköshusángmegbotoz
barefli, lurkurlemja meî lurk
mušti vėzdu
nūjarungasist ar nūju/rungu
biť kyjakom
kalın sopasopa çekmeksopalamak

cudgel

[ˈkʌdʒəl]
A. Nporra f
to take up the cudgels for sth/sbsalir a la defensa de algo/algn
B. VTaporrear

cudgel

[ˈkʌdʒəl]
ngourdin m
to take up the cudgels for sb/sth → prendre fait et cause pour qn/qch
vt
to cudgel one's brains → se creuser la tête

cudgel

n (Brit) → Knüppel m; to take up the cudgels for or on behalf of somebody/something (fig)für jdn/etw eintreten or eine Lanze brechen, für jdn/etw auf die Barrikaden gehen
vtprügeln; to cudgel one’s brains (fig)sich (dat)das (Ge)hirn zermartern

cudgel

[ˈkʌdʒl]
1. n (weapon) → manganello, randello
to take up the cudgels for sb/sth (fig) → mettersi a lottare per qn/qc
2. vt to cudgel one's brainsscervellarsi, spremersi le meningi

cudgel

(ˈkadʒəl) noun
a heavy stick or club.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈcudgelled , (American) ˈcudgeled
to beat with a cudgel.
References in classic literature ?
He always went armed with a cowskin and a heavy cudgel.
The snow lay yards deep in our road; and, as we floundered on, my companion wearied me with constant reproaches that I had not brought a pilgrim's staff: telling me that I could never get into the house without one, and boastfully flourishing a heavy-headed cudgel, which I understood to be so denominated.
But one day, I took a thick cudgel, and threw it with all my strength so luckily, at a linnet, that I knocked him down, and seizing him by the neck with both my hands, ran with him in triumph to my nurse.
And does it strike you that it would be just and right if the El Toboso people, finding out that you were here with the intention of going to tamper with their princesses and trouble their ladies, were to come and cudgel your ribs, and not leave a whole bone in you?
Stay you here a little while, till I cut me a cudgel like unto that you have been twiddling in your fingers.
This other, which was evidently its mate, soon came toward us, bearing a mighty stone cudgel with which it evidently intended to brain me.
You seem to have lost your wits because you beat the tramp Irus; take care that a better man than he does not come and cudgel you about the head till he pack you bleeding out of the house.
Or as some lazy ass that has had many a cudgel broken about his back, when he into a field begins eating the corn--boys beat him but he is too many for them, and though they lay about with their sticks they cannot hurt him; still when he has had his fill they at last drive him from the field--even so did the Trojans and their allies pursue great Ajax, ever smiting the middle of his shield with their darts.
He had with him a huge oaken cudgel, but appeared to be otherwise unarmed.
Polina's proceedings of two days ago, they were, of course, strange; not because she can have meant to get rid of you, or to earn for you a thrashing from the Baron's cudgel (which for some curious reason, he did not use, although he had it ready in his hands), but because such proceedings on the part of such--well, of such a refined lady as Mlle.
They had quarreled in the night; Pierre had administered the Indian discipline of the cudgel, whereupon she had taken to the woods, with their children and all their worldly goods.
But Sultan had told his master what the wolf meant to do; so he laid wait for him behind the barn door, and when the wolf was busy looking out for a good fat sheep, he had a stout cudgel laid about his back, that combed his locks for him finely.