Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


"Sir George is cudgelling his brain to show his gratitude to you," said Power.

He had known all day that something was coming, and had been cudgelling his brains finely.

To do it in three casts and cause it stand by dint of cudgelling?

After cudgelling my memory for a while I suddenly remembered.

Laugh at your own cudgelling when you get it, and don't come here and laugh at mine.

Cudgelling his brain for what it all meant, he said, "Tell me first what wish I may have."

I've been cudgelling my brains for weeks to get the answer to that question, Billy.

He was cudgelling his brains to keep the conversation going.

I am just cudgelling my brains at the moment to think how the news is to be broken to her.

By which the poor dancing-master got a cudgelling for nothing!