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Definition of bludgeon verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    bludgeon

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈblʌdʒən//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblʌdʒən//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bludgeon
    BrE BrE//ˈblʌdʒən//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblʌdʒən//
     
    he / she / it bludgeons
    BrE BrE//ˈblʌdʒənz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblʌdʒənz//
     
    past simple bludgeoned
    BrE BrE//ˈblʌdʒənd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblʌdʒənd//
     
    past participle bludgeoned
    BrE BrE//ˈblʌdʒənd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblʌdʒənd//
     
    -ing form bludgeoning
    BrE BrE//ˈblʌdʒənɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈblʌdʒənɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1bludgeon somebody to hit somebody several times with a heavy object She had been bludgeoned to death.
  2. 2bludgeon somebody (into something/into doing something) to force somebody 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.
  3. Word Origin mid 18th cent.: of unknown origin.
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