Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun bludgeon

1 sense of bludgeon

Sense 1
bludgeon -- (a club used as a weapon)
       => club -- (stout stick that is larger at one end; "he carried a club in self defense"; "he felt as if he had been hit with a club")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bludgeon

2 senses of bludgeon

Sense 1
bludgeon -- (overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club; "The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas")
       => coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force -- (to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information")

Sense 2
club, bludgeon -- (strike with a club or a bludgeon)
       => hit -- (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face")

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