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ˈblʌdʒ ənblud·geon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bludgeonverb

    a club used as a weapon

  2. bludgeonverb

    overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club

    "The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas"

  3. club, bludgeonverb

    strike with a club or a bludgeon

Wiktionary

  1. bludgeonnoun

    A short, heavy club, often of wood, which is thicker or loaded at one end.

    We smashed the radio with a steel bludgeon.

    Etymology: First attested in 1730. Origin uncertain, perhaps of origin or from bougeon, a diminutive of bouge.

  2. bludgeonverb

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

    The apprehended rioter was bludgeoned to death.

    Etymology: First attested in 1730. Origin uncertain, perhaps of origin or from bougeon, a diminutive of bouge.

  3. bludgeonverb

    To coerce someone, as if with a bludgeon.

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

    Etymology: First attested in 1730. Origin uncertain, perhaps of origin or from bougeon, a diminutive of bouge.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bludgeonnoun

    a short stick, with one end loaded, or thicker and heavier that the other, used as an offensive weapon

Freebase

  1. Bludgeon

    Bludgeon is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. For trademark reasons, he is now marketed by Hasbro as Decepticon Bludgeon. They are all Decepticon warriors who turn into tanks.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bludgeon

    blud′jun, n. a short stick with a heavy end to strike with. [First in 18th century; origin very obscure; from a cant word conn. with Blood.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. bludgeon

    A short stick, with one end loaded, or thicker and heavier than the other, used as an offensive weapon.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bludgeon in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bludgeon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of bludgeon in a Sentence

  1. Amit Ranjan:

    There is no justification for this except to bludgeon the competition.

  2. Casey Lynn:

    He pulled out a revolver, threatened me and said,' You can't live without me,' he began playing Russian roulette, and in between spinning the revolver, he would hit me on the back of the head and try to bludgeon me.

  3. Fox News host Sean Hannity:

    They're scaring the living hell out of people, and I see it, again, as like, oh, let's bludgeon Trump with this new hoax.

  4. Seth Rogen:

    If you were playing baseball against a team and you're trying to get a lot of runs and the other team is trying to bludgeon you to death, is it shocking that you're not scoring as many runs as maybe you should be scoring? No. The other team is just trying to beat you with baseball bats, you know?

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