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club

[kluhb] /klʌb/
noun
1.
a heavy stick, usually thicker at one end than at the other, suitable for use as a weapon; a cudgel.
2.
a group of persons organized for a social, literary, athletic, political, or other purpose:
They organized a computer club.
3.
the building or rooms occupied by such a group.
4.
an organization that offers its subscribers certain benefits, as discounts, bonuses, or interest, in return for regular purchases or payments:
a book club; a record club; a Christmas club.
5.
Sports.
  1. a stick or bat used to drive a ball in various games, as golf.
  2. Indian club.
6.
a nightclub or cabaret:
Last night we went to all the clubs in town.
7.
a black trefoil-shaped figure on a playing card.
8.
a card bearing such figures.
9.
clubs, (used with a singular or plural verb) the suit so marked:
Clubs is trump. Clubs are trump.
11.
Nautical.
  1. a short spar attached to the end of a gaff to allow the clew of a gaff topsail to extend beyond the peak of the gaff.
  2. a short spar attached to the truck of a mast to support the upper part of a club topsail.
  3. clubfoot (def 3).
verb (used with object), clubbed, clubbing.
12.
to beat with or as with a club.
13.
to gather or form into a clublike mass.
14.
to unite; combine; join together.
15.
to contribute as one's share toward a joint expense; make up by joint contribution (often followed by up or together):
They clubbed their dollars together to buy the expensive present.
16.
to defray by proportional shares.
17.
to hold (a rifle, shotgun, etc.) by the barrel, so as to use the stock as a club.
verb (used without object), clubbed, clubbing.
18.
to combine or join together, as for a common purpose.
19.
to attend a club or a club's activities.
20.
to gather into a mass.
21.
to contribute to a common fund.
22.
Nautical. to drift in a current with an anchor, usually rigged with a spring, dragging or dangling to reduce speed.
adjective
23.
of or pertaining to a club.
24.
consisting of a combination of foods offered at the price set on the menu:
They allow no substitutions on the club luncheon.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English clubbe < Old Norse klubba club; akin to clump
Related forms
interclub, adjective
superclub, noun
Synonyms
1. bludgeon, billy. 2, 4. association, society. See circle. 12. bludgeon, batter, maul, cudgel.
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British Dictionary definitions for clubbed

clubbed

/klʌbd/
adjective
1.
having a thickened end, like a club

club

/klʌb/
noun
1.
a stout stick, usually with one end thicker than the other, esp one used as a weapon
2.
a stick or bat used to strike the ball in various sports, esp golf See golf club (sense 1)
3.
short for Indian club
4.
a group or association of people with common aims or interests a wine club
5.
  1. the room, building, or facilities used by such a group
  2. (in combination) clubhouse
6.
a building in which elected, fee-paying members go to meet, dine, read, etc
7.
a commercial establishment in which people can drink and dance; disco See also nightclub
8.
(mainly Brit) an organization, esp in a shop, set up as a means of saving
9.
(Brit) an informal word for friendly society
10.
  1. the black trefoil symbol on a playing card
  2. a card with one or more of these symbols or (when pl) the suit of cards so marked
11.
(nautical)
  1. a spar used for extending the clew of a gaff topsail beyond the peak of the gaff
  2. short for club foot (sense 3)
12.
(Brit, slang) in the club, pregnant
13.
(Brit, slang) on the club, away from work due to sickness, esp when receiving sickness benefit
verb clubs, clubbing, clubbed
14.
(transitive) to beat with or as if with a club
15.
(often foll by together) to gather or become gathered into a group
16.
(often foll by together) to unite or combine (resources, efforts, etc) for a common purpose
17.
(transitive) to use (a rifle or similar firearm) as a weapon by holding the barrel and hitting with the butt
18.
(intransitive) (nautical) to drift in a current, reducing speed by dragging anchor
Derived Forms
clubbing, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old Norse klubba, related to Middle High German klumpe group of trees, clump, Old English clympre lump of metal
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Word Origin and History for clubbed
club
c.1200, from O.N. klubba "cudgel," from P.Gmc. *klumbon; the sense "to associate" is first attested 1660s, apparently for "form a mass like the thick end of a club." Specific sense of "bat used in games" is from mid-15c. The club at cards (1560s) is the right name for the suit (It. bastone), even though the pattern adopted is the Fr. trefoil. Club sandwich first recorded 1903; club soda is 1877, originally a proprietary name. Club-foot is from 1530s.
"I got a good mind to join a club and beat you over the head with it." [Rufus T. Firefly]
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Slang definitions & phrases for clubbed
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with clubbed
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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