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Synonyms for bludgeon

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Synonyms for bludgeon

to domineer or drive into compliance by the use of as threats or force, for example

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Synonyms for bludgeon

a club used as a weapon

overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club

strike with a club or a bludgeon


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