verb (used with object)
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Origin of bludgeon
OTHER WORDS FROM bludgeonbludg·eon·er, bludg·eon·eer [bluhj-uh-neer], /ˌblʌdʒ əˈnɪər/, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for bludgeon
He hit the tribesmen on the head with his bludgeon and “the subsequent proceedings interest him no more.”
Instead, he rushed to use the firearms issue as one more tool to bludgeon and discredit his Republican opposition.Angry Gun-Control Debate Does Damage to Both the Right and the Left|Michael Medved|January 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Or is it too valuable to use as a bludgeon against Republicans?Mark McKinnon: Do Democrats & Republicans Really Want Immigration Reform?|Mark McKinnon|November 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In recent cycles, the GOP has been very effective in using fossil fuel production as an electoral bludgeon against Democrats.
“If Giannoulias loses, the Republicans and the mainstream media are going to bludgeon Obama,” said Anderson.
He was rejoicing in the upheaval that permitted debts to be paid with a bludgeon and money to be made without toil.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
I had this time taken care to come out provided with a stout bludgeon and a sword.Hurricane Hurry|W.H.G. Kingston
The secret of their power is their insensibility to blows; tickle them with a bludgeon and they laugh with a platitude.The Devil's Dictionary|Ambrose Bierce
He did not draw their blood personally with the usual weapons of homicide—pistol, dagger, bludgeon or ax.The Incendiary|W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
He dealt the bludgeon blows of one who seemed to boast that he was not clever but tried to be honest.Lady Lilith|Stephen McKenna