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bludgeon

verb [T] uk   us   /ˈblʌdʒ.ən/
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 managers bludgeoned us into agreeing to the changes.

bludgeon

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈblʌdʒ.ən/
a heavy stick that is thick at one end and is used as a weapon
Translations of “bludgeon”
in Chinese (Traditional) 連續重撃, 強迫,脅迫…
in Russian бить…
in Turkish sopayla kıyasıya dövmek, dayak atmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 连续重击, 强迫,胁迫…
in Polish tłuc, zatłuc…
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