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: a heavy usually tapering staff especially of wood wielded as a weapon
: a stick or bat used to hit a ball in any of various games
: something resembling a club
: a playing card marked with a stylized figure of a black clover
clubs plural in form but singular or plural in construction : the suit comprising cards marked with clubs
: an association of persons for some common object usually jointly supported and meeting periodically
also : a group identified by some common characteristic
nations in the nuclear club
: the meeting place of a club
lunch at the club
: an association of persons participating in a plan by which they agree to make regular payments or purchases in order to secure some advantage
: an athletic association or team
: to beat or strike with or as if with a club
: to gather into a club-shaped mass
clubbed her hair
: to unite or combine for a common cause
: to contribute to a common fund
: to pay a share of a common expense
Noun Do you belong to any clubs? I'll see you at the club. the president of a major-league baseball club He spent five years with the club. Join our movie club now and receive four free DVDs. Verb They clubbed him with a baseball bat. clubbed together to share their love of model rockets See More
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NounAfter watching comedians perform at the comedy club, Thompson was urged by his friends and roommates to try out his own act at open-mic nights on campus. —Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, 30 Mar. 2023 Years later, after their sets at a Manhattan comedy club, Sandler invited Rock to hang out with Sandler and his friends at his New York University dorm. —Andrew Silow-carroll, Sun Sentinel, 29 Mar. 2023 Her exuberance echoed Thick Strip’s own dreams of expansion — more out-of-town talent, a traveling show, even a brick-and-mortar club. —Sonja Sharp, Los Angeles Times, 29 Mar. 2023 There is a beach club, too, with a dedicated massage room. —Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 28 Mar. 2023 Multiple Trump aides have already appeared before the federal grand jury, as well as a separate Georgia panel examining allegations of Trump mishandling classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida. —Jill Coven And Eric Tucker, Chicago Tribune, 28 Mar. 2023 Four days later, Faulkner helped formed a ski club that would go on to become the Nordic Skiing Association. —Conocophillips Alaska, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Mar. 2023 Go dancing at a club. —Erin Prater, Fortune Well, 28 Mar. 2023 The garage was a social club. —Globe Columnist, BostonGlobe.com, 28 Mar. 2023
VerbThe list is topped by former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, who clubbed 38 homers on his way out in 2016 (albeit with only one against the Tigers, after punishing them with 35 homers over his first 19 seasons). —Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 28 Mar. 2023 The slugging right-hander clubbed his way through Spring Training with 13 hits in 40 at-bats, including a mammoth grand slam Sunday against the Cardinals. —Michael Shapiro, Chron, 27 Mar. 2023 But most communities have clubbed sparingly. —Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Mar. 2023 Lech clubbed a grand slam over the center field wall, providing enough offense to carry the Terps over then-No. 3 Oklahoma State. —Taylor Lyons, Baltimore Sun, 21 Feb. 2023 Many wondered how Palmer’s passing would impact his long-standing tournament at Bay Hill, the community and club the Pennsylvania native called home. —Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel, 26 Feb. 2023 Soccer and baseball are the two sports that concern Fitch the most, with soccer losing officials to club ball that overlaps with the high school season. —Dallas News, 19 July 2022 Indeed, the Aman Jazz Club recently opened a five-minute walk away on 57th Street, and Robin Birley of London’s 5 Hertford Street will open a new private members club a few blocks up from Casa Cruz sometime next year. —Elise Taylor, Vogue, 9 Sep. 2022 Sacramento, the first non-Division I club to reach the Open Cup final since the Charleston Battery in 2008, isn’t a stranger to the U.S. Open Cup. —Khobi Price, Orlando Sentinel, 6 Sep. 2022 See More
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