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  • 1cudgel — [kuj′əl] n. [ME (SW dial.) kuggel < OE cycgel, lit., club with rounded head, akin to Ger kugel, ball < IE base * geu , to curve, bend > COD2] a short, thick stick or club vt. cudgeled or cudgelled, cudgeling or cudgelling to beat with a… …

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  • 2Cudgel — Cudg el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cudgeled} or {Cudgelled} ( ?ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cudgeling} or {cudgelling}.] To beat with a cudgel. [1913 Webster] An he here, I would cudgel him like a dog. Shak. [1913 Webster] {To cudgel one s brains}, to… …

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  • 3cudgel — ► NOUN ▪ a short thick stick used as a weapon. ► VERB (cudgelled, cudgelling; US cudgeled, cudgeling) ▪ beat with a cudgel. ● cudgel one s brain Cf. ↑cudgel one s brain …

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  • 4cudgel — {{11}}cudgel (n.) O.E. cycgel club with rounded head; perhaps from PIE root *geu to curve, bend. {{12}}cudgel (v.) to beat with a cudgel, 1590s, from CUDGEL (Cf. cudgel) (n.). Related: Cudgeled; cudgeling …

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  • 5cudgel — I. n. Club, bludgeon. II. v. a. Cane, drub, thrash, baste, beat with a cudgel. See beat …

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  • 6cudgel — [ kʌdʒ(ə)l] noun a short, thick stick used as a weapon. verb (cudgels, cudgelling, cudgelled; US cudgels, cudgeling, cudgeled) beat with a cudgel. Phrases cudgel one s brain Brit. think har …

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  • 7cudgel — n. & v. n. a short thick stick used as a weapon. v.tr. (cudgelled, cudgelling; US cudgeled, cudgeling) beat with a cudgel. Phrases and idioms: cudgel one s brains think hard about a problem. take up the cudgels (often foll. by for) make a… …

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  • 8Beat — (b[=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Beat}; p. p. {Beat}, {Beaten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beating}.] [OE. beaten, beten, AS. be[ a]tan; akin to Icel. bauta, OHG. b[=o]zan. Cf. 1st {Butt}, {Button}.] 1. To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as, to beat… …

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  • 9Beat — (b[=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Beat}; p. p. {Beat}, {Beaten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beating}.] [OE. beaten, beten, AS. be[ a]tan; akin to Icel. bauta, OHG. b[=o]zan. Cf. 1st {Butt}, {Button}.] 1. To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as, to beat… …

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  • 10Beat — (b[=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Beat}; p. p. {Beat}, {Beaten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beating}.] [OE. beaten, beten, AS. be[ a]tan; akin to Icel. bauta, OHG. b[=o]zan. Cf. 1st {Butt}, {Button}.] 1. To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as, to beat… …

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  • 11cudgel — cudgeler; esp. Brit., cudgeller, n. /kuj euhl/, n., v., cudgeled, cudgeling, or (esp. Brit.) cudgelled, cudgelling. n. 1. a short, thick stick used as a weapon; club. 2. take up the cudgels, to come to the defense or aid of someone or something.… …

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  • 12cudgel — cudg•el [[t]ˈkʌdʒ əl[/t]] n. v. eled, el•ing, (esp. brit.) elled, el•ling. 1) a short, thick stick used as a weapon; club 2) to strike with a cudgel; beat • cudgel one s brains Etymology: bef. 900; ME cuggel, OE cycgel …

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  • 13cudgel — /ˈkʌdʒəl / (say kujuhl) noun 1. a short, thick stick used as a weapon; a club. –verb (t) (cudgelled or, US, cudgeled, cudgelling or, US, cudgeling) 2. to strike with a cudgel; beat. –phrase 3. cudgel one s brains …

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  • 14cudgel — I. noun Etymology: Middle English kuggel, from Old English cycgel; perhaps akin to Middle High German kugele ball Date: before 12th century a short heavy club II. transitive verb ( geled or gelled; geling or cudgelling) Date: 1596 t …

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  • 15beat — beatable, adj. /beet/, v., beat, beaten or beat, beating, n., adj. v.t. 1. to strike violently or forcefully and repeatedly. 2. to dash against: rain beating the trees. 3. to flutter, flap, or rotate in or against: beating the air with its wings …

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  • 16beat — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. throb, stroke, accent, rhythm; pulse; route. See business, region. v. throb, pulsate; strike, batter; conquer, defeat. See regularity, impulse, superiority, agitation. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1.… …

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  • 17beat — 1. verb 1) they were beaten with truncheons Syn: hit, strike, batter, thump, bang, hammer, punch, knock, thrash, pound, pummel, slap, smack, rain blows on; assault, attack, abuse; cudge …

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  • 18beat — Synonyms and related words: Alexandrine, Bohemian, about ship, abrade, abscond, accent, accentuation, addle, addled, aerate, agitate, air lane, all in, all up with, alternation, amaze, ambit, amphibrach, amphimacer, anacrusis, anapest, andante… …

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  • 19beat — Verb: To strike with hand or weapon, or cudgel of any description; to commit battery upon a person; Goodrum v State, 60 Ga 509, 511. To win over another in a contest; to obtain the better deal in a transaction with another person. Noun: The… …

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  • 20cudgel — cudg·el || kÊŒdÊ’É™l n. club, bludgeon, tool used to administer beatings v. club, beat, bludgeon, hit with a club …

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