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pistol-whip

[pis-tl-hwip, -wip] /ˈpɪs tlˌʰwɪp, -ˌwɪp/
verb (used with object), pistol-whipped, pistol-whipping.
1.
to beat or hit (someone) repeatedly with a pistol, especially in the head and shoulder area.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45, Americanism
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pistol-whip

verb -whips, -whipping, -whipped
1.
(transitive) to beat or strike with a pistol barrel
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