cudgels


cudgels
cudg·el || 'kʌdʒəl n. club, bludgeon, tool used to administer beatings v. club, beat, bludgeon, hit with a club

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • cudgels — n. defense to take up the cudgels for * * * [ defense ] to take up the cudgels for …   Combinatory dictionary

  • take up the cudgels — phrasal : to engage vigorously in a defense (as of a person, a principle) especially in argument or debate usually used with for will gladly take up the cudgels for you, if you ll just send in your arguments Wilson Library Bulletin * * * take up… …   Useful english dictionary

  • To cross the cudgels — Cudgel Cudg el (k?j ?l), n. [OE. kuggel; cf. G. keule club (with a round end), kugel ball, or perh. W. cogyl cudgel, or D. cudse, kuds, cudgel.] A staff used in cudgel play, shorter than the quarterstaff, and wielded with one hand; hence, any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To take up cudgels for — Cudgel Cudg el (k?j ?l), n. [OE. kuggel; cf. G. keule club (with a round end), kugel ball, or perh. W. cogyl cudgel, or D. cudse, kuds, cudgel.] A staff used in cudgel play, shorter than the quarterstaff, and wielded with one hand; hence, any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • take up the cudgels against someone — take up the cudgels against (someone/something) British & Australian take up the cudgels for (someone/something) to argue strongly in support of someone or something. Environmental groups have taken up the cudgels against multinational companies …   New idioms dictionary

  • take up the cudgels against something — take up the cudgels against (someone/something) British & Australian take up the cudgels for (someone/something) to argue strongly in support of someone or something. Environmental groups have taken up the cudgels against multinational companies …   New idioms dictionary

  • take up the cudgels against — (someone/something) British & Australian take up the cudgels for (someone/something) to argue strongly in support of someone or something. Environmental groups have taken up the cudgels against multinational companies …   New idioms dictionary

  • take up the cudgels for someone — take up the cudgels for (someone/something) British & Australian, British & Australian to argue strongly in support of someone or something. Relatives have taken up the cudgels for two British women accused of murder …   New idioms dictionary

  • take up the cudgels for something — take up the cudgels for (someone/something) British & Australian, British & Australian to argue strongly in support of someone or something. Relatives have taken up the cudgels for two British women accused of murder …   New idioms dictionary

  • take up the cudgels for — (someone/something) British & Australian, British & Australian to argue strongly in support of someone or something. Relatives have taken up the cudgels for two British women accused of murder …   New idioms dictionary


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