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bludg·eon

 (blŭj′ən)
n.
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.

[Origin unknown.]

bludg′eon·er, bludg′eon·eer′ (-ə-nîr′) n.
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bludgeon

(ˈblʌdʒən)
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
vb (tr)
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]
ˈbludgeoner n
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bludg•eon

(ˈblʌdʒ ən)
n.
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]
bludg′eon•er, n.
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bludgeon


Past participle: bludgeoned
Gerund: bludgeoning

Imperative
bludgeon
bludgeon
Present
I bludgeon
you bludgeon
he/she/it bludgeons
we bludgeon
you bludgeon
they bludgeon
Preterite
I bludgeoned
you bludgeoned
he/she/it bludgeoned
we bludgeoned
you bludgeoned
they bludgeoned
Present Continuous
I am bludgeoning
you are bludgeoning
he/she/it is bludgeoning
we are bludgeoning
you are bludgeoning
they are bludgeoning
Present Perfect
I have bludgeoned
you have bludgeoned
he/she/it has bludgeoned
we have bludgeoned
you have bludgeoned
they have bludgeoned
Past Continuous
I was bludgeoning
you were bludgeoning
he/she/it was bludgeoning
we were bludgeoning
you were bludgeoning
they were bludgeoning
Past Perfect
I had bludgeoned
you had bludgeoned
he/she/it had bludgeoned
we had bludgeoned
you had bludgeoned
they had bludgeoned
Future
I will bludgeon
you will bludgeon
he/she/it will bludgeon
we will bludgeon
you will bludgeon
they will bludgeon
Future Perfect
I will have bludgeoned
you will have bludgeoned
he/she/it will have bludgeoned
we will have bludgeoned
you will have bludgeoned
they will have bludgeoned
Future Continuous
I will be bludgeoning
you will be bludgeoning
he/she/it will be bludgeoning
we will be bludgeoning
you will be bludgeoning
they will be bludgeoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bludgeoning
you have been bludgeoning
he/she/it has been bludgeoning
we have been bludgeoning
you have been bludgeoning
they have been bludgeoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bludgeoning
you will have been bludgeoning
he/she/it will have been bludgeoning
we will have been bludgeoning
you will have been bludgeoning
they will have been bludgeoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bludgeoning
you had been bludgeoning
he/she/it had been bludgeoning
we had been bludgeoning
you had been bludgeoning
they had been bludgeoning
Conditional
I would bludgeon
you would bludgeon
he/she/it would bludgeon
we would bludgeon
you would bludgeon
they would bludgeon
Past Conditional
I would have bludgeoned
you would have bludgeoned
he/she/it would have bludgeoned
we would have bludgeoned
you would have bludgeoned
they would have bludgeoned
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bludgeon - a club used as a weaponbludgeon - 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"
Verb1.bludgeon - overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club; "The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas"
coerce, force, hale, pressure, squeeze - to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"
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"
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bludgeon

verb
1. club, batter, beat, strike, belt (informal), clobber (slang), pound, cosh (Brit.), cudgel A wealthy businessman has been found bludgeoned to death.
2. bully, force, cow, intimidate, railroad (informal), hector, coerce, bulldoze (informal), dragoon, steamroller, browbeat, tyrannize His relentless aggression bludgeons you into seeing his point.
noun
1. club, stick, baton, truncheon, cosh (Brit.), cudgel, shillelagh, bastinado I rather feel that the bludgeon has replaced the rapier.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

bludgeon

verb
To domineer or drive into compliance by the use of as threats or force, for example:
Informal: strong-arm.
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Translations
bunkósbotfurkósbotfütyköshusáng

bludgeon

[ˈblʌdʒən]
A. Ncachiporra f
B. VTaporrear
to bludgeon sb into doing sth (fig) → coaccionar or forzar a algn a hacer algo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

bludgeon

[ˈblʌdʒən]
vt
to bludgeon sb to death → matraquer qn à mort
to bludgeon sb into doing sth (= force) → forcer qn à faire qch
ngourdin m, trique f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

bludgeon

nKnüppel m, → Keule f
vt
(= hit)verprügeln; to bludgeon somebody to deathjdn zu Tode prügeln
(fig)bearbeiten (inf); he bludgeoned me into doing iter hat mich so lange bearbeitet, bis ich es getan habe (inf); I don’t want to bludgeon you into itich möchte dich nicht dazu zwingen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

bludgeon

[ˈblʌdʒən] vtprendere a randellate
to bludgeon sb to death → ammazzare qn a randellate
to bludgeon sb into doing sth (fig) → costringere qn a fare qc
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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