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ex-pūgnō āvī, ātus, āre,

to take by assault, storm, capture, reduce, subdue: urbīs per vim, Cs.: Cirtam armis, S.: quam (turrim), V.: iuvenum domos, H.: ipsum caput, i. e. the old man in person, H.—To subdue, overcome, break down, break through, sweep away: navīs, Cs.: villas, S.: Philippum et Nabin, L.: viri cum cohortibus expugnati, Ta. — Fig., to conquer, subdue, overcome, achieve: nihil quod non expugnari pecuniā possit: pudicitiam: pertinaciam legatorum, L.: coepta, accomplish, O.: sibi legationem, extort: Spartam, i. e. robbed (of Helen), V.: expugnasset, ut dies tollerentur.

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