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bludgeon

bludg·eon

bludgeon

 
pronunciation:
bluh jihn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: a short stick with one end thicker and heavier than the other, used as a weapon; club.
They killed the seals with a bludgeon.
similar words:
club
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bludgeoned, bludgeoning, bludgeons
definition 1: to beat with a bludgeon or other clublike weapon.
He used the bat to bludgeon his victim to death.
similar words:
club, drub
definition 2: to coerce forcibly; bully.
He bludgeoned them into doing it his way.
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derivation: bludgeoner (n.)