bludgeon - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈblʌdʒ(ə)n/
present tense
I/you/we/theybludgeon
he/she/itbludgeons
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 flat.

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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.