from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To beat with a club; cudgel.
- transitive verb To criticize harshly.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To beat with a cudgel; cane.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb rare To cudgel.
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- verb transitive To
hitsomeone with a club.
- verb figuratively To
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb strike with a cudgel
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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We do not trouble ourselves to conduct our affairs in a diplomatic, reasoned fashion, we bloviate, fustigate, and bomb whoever makes us feel more “American” at the moment.
"This is all very fine: but the simple fact is, it is beginning to rain, and I think it advisable for us to beat, fustigate, (where _did_ you get that, Miranda?) or wallop, a retreat!"
For the Patriot women take their hazel wands, and fustigate, amid laughter of bystanders, with alacrity: broad bottom of
The Demoiselle, keeping her carriage, is for Liberty indeed, as she has full well shewn; but then for Liberty with Respectability: whereupon these serpent-haired Extreme She-Patriots now do fasten on her, tatter her, shamefully fustigate her, in their shameful way; almost fling her into the Garden-ponds, had not help intervened.
Hai!” switching the camel, and fruitlessly endeavouring to fustigate Mas’ud’s nephew, who resolutely slept upon the water-bags.