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bludgeon

verb [T] uk   /ˈblʌdʒ.ən/ us  
to hit someone hard and repeatedly with a heavy weapon: The two boys had been mercilessly bludgeoned to death. to force someone to do something: The children bludgeoned their parents into taking them to the zoo.

bludgeon

noun [C] uk   /ˈblʌdʒ.ən/ us  
a heavy stick that is thick at one end and is used as a weapon
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