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Synonyms for bludgeon

Synonyms for bludgeon

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

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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The savage ape bearing the mighty bludgeon was slinking toward Carthoris.
In the mad scramble he was aware that the color sergeant flinched suddenly, as if struck by a bludgeon.
The warlock of Essendean, they say, had made a mirror in which men could read the future; it must have been of other stuff than burning coal; for in all the shapes and pictures that I sat and gazed at, there was never a ship, never a seaman with a hairy cap, never a big bludgeon for my silly head, or the least sign of all those tribulations that were ripe to fall on me.
Which,' said Dennis, with an oath, as he rested his bludgeon in a corner with his hat upon it, and took his seat at the same table with them, 'it does me good to think of.
Now I have come round to you, and on my way I was attacked by a rough with a bludgeon.
The business end of the funeral of the late Sir Dalliance the duke's son of Cornwall, killed in an encounter with the Giant of the Knotted Bludgeon last Tuesday on the borders of the Plain of Enchantment was in the hands of the ever affable and efficient Mumble, prince of un3ertakers, then whom there exists none by whom it were a more satisfying pleasure to have the last sad offices performed.
The din of the drum was now increased, as well as the frequency of the blows, and the warriors, as each approached the victim of the hunt and delivered his bludgeon blow, joined in the mad whirl of the Death Dance.