bludgeon bludgeon  /b ˈlə dʒən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a club used as a weapon
  2. (v) overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club
  3. (v) strike with a club or a bludgeon

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. We're not people who club and bludgeon people to death any more.
  2. The wingnuts used Connecticut as a rationale for continuing to wave the bloody shirt of Islamist terrorism as a partisan bludgeon.
  3. Odhaib clawed the masks off three before they managed to get her by the hair and bludgeon her with the butt of a pistol.

News

  • Senate Faces July 1 Deadline for Student-Loan Reform

    Over 7 million college students will see their subsidized student-loan rates double on July 1 if Congress can’t reach a compromise to avert the hike. In the meantime, House Republicans — having acted first this time — are using the issue to bludgeon Democrats. With federal subsidized Stafford-loan rates set to spike from 3.4% to 6.8%, House Republicans passed a bill on May 23 that would tie the ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Swampland

Quotes

  1. "My deepest thanks to the academy for whacking me with the handsomest bludgeon in town," Day-Lewis said.
    on Feb 24, 2008 By: Daniel Day-Lewis Source: FOXNews

  2. But Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti said: "Stop and search is one tool of policing but use it as a bludgeon not a rapier and you alienate far more people than you protect. Formal complaints about stop-and-search are inevitably the tip of the...
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Shami Chakrabarti Source: Derbyshire Times

  3. "Comparisons of Israel to the Nazis are a deeply cynical perversion of history, an attempt to turn the tragedy that befell the Jewish people into a bludgeon against Israel. While we have come to expect to see such and hear this type of inflammatory...
    on Jan 5, 2009 By: Abraham Foxman Source: Anti-Defamation League (press release)

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