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con-tundō tudī, tūsus or tūnsus, ere,

to beat, bruise, grind, crush, pound, break to pieces: pugiles caestibus contusi: Vos saxis, H.: pectus ictu, O.: flos nullo contusus aratro, Ct.: contusi inter saxa, L.: narīs a fronte resimas, to flatten, O.: radicibus contusis equos alere, Cs.: herbas, V.— Of gout: (cheragra) articulos, racked, H.—Fig., to break, crush, destroy, subdue, put down, baffle, check: populos ferocīs, V.: Hannibalem, L.: opes contusae (opp. auctae), S.: praedonis audaciam: regum minas, H.: animos, Ta.

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