Bludgeon meaning

blŭjən
The definition of a bludgeon is a thick heavy club typically used as a weapon.

A nightstick used to beat someone is an example of a bludgeon.

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Bludgeon is defined as to use force or bullying to get someone to do what you want, or to beat someone repeatedly with a heavy object or stick.

When you yell at someone and bully him until he gives into your whims, this is an example of when you bludgeon him into submission.

When you use a baseball bat to beat someone until he is unconscious, this is an example of when you bludgeon him.

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A short heavy club, usually of wood, that is thicker or loaded at one end.
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To hit with a heavy club or similar blunt instrument.
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To strike with strong force.
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To overcome, often by intimidation or coercion.
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A short club with a thick, heavy, or loaded end.
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To strike with or as with a bludgeon.
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To bully or coerce.
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A short, heavy club, often of wood, which is thicker or loaded at one end.

We smashed the radio with a steel bludgeon.

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To strike or hit with something hard, usually on the head; to club.

The apprehended rioter was bludgeoned to death.

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To coerce someone, as if with a bludgeon.

Their favorite method was bludgeoning us with the same old arguments in favor of their opinions.

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Origin of bludgeon

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First attested in 1730. Origin uncertain, perhaps of Cornish origin (recorded as blogon c. 1450) or from Middle French bougeon, a diminutive of bouge (“club, stick”).

    From Wiktionary