- 1bludgeon somebody to hit someone several times with a heavy object She had been bludgeoned to death.
- 2bludgeon somebody (into something/into doing something) to force someone to do something, especially by arguing with them They tried to bludgeon me into joining their protest. She was determined not to be bludgeoned into submission.
NAmE//ˈblʌdʒən//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bludgeon
he / she / it bludgeons
past simple bludgeoned
-ing form bludgeoning