verb (used with object), cudg·eled, cudg·el·ing, or (especially British) cudg·elled, cudg·el·ling.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Idioms for cudgel
Origin of cudgel
OTHER WORDS FROM cudgelcudg·el·er; especially British, cud·gel·ler, nounun·cudg·eled, adjectiveun·cudg·elled, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for cudgel
Gaetz is a prolific user of social media and the kind of social media user who alternately deploys it for jokes or as a cudgel.
That the issue is being used as a cudgel targeting Democrats isn’t subtle.The one simple tell that reveals Fox News’s Seuss obsession for what it is|Philip Bump|March 4, 2021|Washington Post
With high mandatory sentences as a cudgel, prosecutors pervasively threaten defendants with draconian charges that could lead to years of imprisonment.A fed-up judge condemns the inequities in America’s legal system|Michael Bobelian|February 19, 2021|Washington Post
That be it as it may, this cudgel that is used to make this man we can call The Mark feel like he’s lucky to be where he is, is actually working since he clearly feels bad about where he might be.What It Means When Your Wife Says She Slept With George Clooney|Eugene Robinson|December 8, 2020|Ozy
You have this privilege to be famous and you use it as a cudgel?Canada’s Subversive Sock Puppet: Ed the Sock Isn’t Afraid to Say Anything|Soraya Roberts|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gina Dominguez, the spokeswoman for Gov. Javier Duarte and his cudgel with the local press, resigned a mere three days later.
The insane, obscene, yawning difference between the pay of workers and bosses has long been used as a cudgel by labor groups.The SEC Can’t Make CEOs Care About Their Employees|Daniel Gross|September 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They just want any cudgel they can find to beat Obama over the head, so Snowden suits their purposes for now.
The cudgel that President Obama is whacking House Republicans with is the cudgel they themselves put in his hand.
That's the very way we lost the battle:—for had the two parties never met, depend on't, one had never cudgel'd the other.The Battle of Hexham;|George Colman
The higher classes have generally handsome pistols or great knives, the others content themselves with a good cudgel.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
Behind him on the roof of one of the houses we saw a man with a long cudgel which he shook at the monkey.Kari the Elephant|Dhan Gopal Mukerji
He still carried his cane, but he had no use for it, save to clutch it in one hand more after the manner of a cudgel than a cane.The Rival Campers|Ruel Perley Smith
I am about to fulfil a great act of justice by braining you with my cudgel like a wolf caught in a trap.