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English noun: bludgeon

1. bludgeon (artifact) a club used as a weapon

Broader (hypernym)club

Narrower (hyponym)blackjack, cosh, sap

English verb: bludgeon

1. bludgeon (social) overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club

SamplesThe teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody into V-ing something

Broader (hypernym)coerce, force, hale, pressure, squeeze

2. bludgeon (contact) strike with a club or a bludgeon

ExamplesThe fighter managed to bludgeon his opponent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)hit

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