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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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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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"
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1. club, batter, beat, strike, belt (informal), clobber (slang), pound, cosh (Brit.), cudgel A wealthy businessman has been found bludgeoned to death.
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A. N → cachiporra f
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
to bludgeon sb into doing sth (= force) → forcer qn à faire qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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] vt → prendere a randellate
to bludgeon sb to death → ammazzare qn a randellate
to bludgeon sb into doing sth (fig) → costringere qn a fare qc
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