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.