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Definition of bludgeon verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bludgeon
    he / she / it bludgeons
    past simple bludgeoned
    -ing form bludgeoning
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  1. 1bludgeon somebody to hit someone several times with a heavy object She had been bludgeoned to death.
  2. 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.
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