Cudgel



noun
1.
a short, thick stick used as a weapon; club.
verb (used with object), cudgeled, cudgeling or (especially British) cudgelled, cudgelling.
2.
to strike with a cudgel; beat.
Idioms
3.
cudgel one’s brains, to try to comprehend or remember:
I cudgeled my brains to recall her name.
4.
take up the cudgels, to come to the defense or aid of someone or something.
noun
1.
a short stout stick used as a weapon
2.
take up the cudgels, often foll by for or on behalf of. to join in a dispute, esp to defend oneself or another
verb -els, -elling, -elled (US) -els, -eling, -eled
3.
(transitive) to strike with a cudgel or similar weapon
4.
cudgel one’s brains, to think hard about a problem

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