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verb [transitive] bludgeon pronunciation in American English /ˈblʌdʒən/
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present tense
present participlebludgeoning
past tensebludgeoned
past participlebludgeoned
  1. 1
    to hit someone hard with a heavy object
    bludgeon someone to death: Atkinson had been bludgeoned to death in his apartment.
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  2. 2
    to force someone to do something by repeated arguments or threats
    bludgeon someone into doing something: We were bludgeoned into accepting their offer.


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