Bludgeon



a short, heavy club with one end weighted, or thicker and heavier than the other.
to strike or knock down with a bludgeon.
to force into something; coerce; bully:
The boss finally bludgeoned him into accepting responsibility.
Contemporary Examples

Mark McKinnon: Do Democrats & Republicans Really Want Immigration Reform? Mark McKinnon November 29, 2012
Angry Gun-Control Debate Does Damage to Both the Right and the Left Michael Medved January 22, 2013
Can Obama Save His Seat? Dirk Johnson October 27, 2010
The Story Behind The World’s Greatest Headline Brandy Zadrozny January 20, 2014

Historical Examples

The Cruise of the Snark Jack London
The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
Hard Cash Charles Reade
Aino Folk-Tales Basil Hall Chamberlain
Phineas Redux Anthony Trollope
King Philip John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott

noun
a stout heavy club, typically thicker at one end
a person, line of argument, etc, that is effective but unsubtle
verb (transitive)
to hit or knock down with or as with a bludgeon
(often foll by into) to force; bully; coerce: they bludgeoned him into accepting the job
v.
n.

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