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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

In Defense of McCain’s Campaign Mark McKinnon October 24, 2008
The Power of ‘Straw Dogs’ Malcolm Jones September 18, 2011
There’s Little We Can Do to Prevent Another Massacre Megan McArdle December 16, 2012
The Bogus Torture Coverup Scott Horton May 28, 2009
Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich’s Hypocrisy on Super PACs Michael Waldman December 20, 2011

Historical Examples

Romain Rolland Stefan Zweig
The Riddle of the Spinning Wheel Mary E. Hanshew
Miscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of Man Oscar Wilde
Thoughts I Met on the Highway Ralph Waldo Trine
The Devil’s Garden W. B. Maxwell

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


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