Bludgeoned



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

Henry Ford Understood That Raising Wages Would Bring Him More Profit Daniel Gross January 5, 2014
Breaking Mount Everest’s Glass Ceiling Amanda Padoan, Peter Zuckerman March 29, 2014
‘Revenge’: The 12 Most Memorable Twists in the Wicked First Season Jace Lacob May 23, 2012
Who Is the Haircut Killer? Barbie Latza Nadeau July 7, 2010
100 Years of Right (And Left) Moves Robert Shrum March 30, 2014

Historical Examples

The Canadian Dominion Oscar D. Skelton
Bygone London Frederick Ross
A Slave is a Slave Henry Beam Piper
Cleek of Scotland Yard Thomas W. Hanshew
The Fleets Behind the Fleet W. MacNeile (William MacNeile) Dixon

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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