Definition of cudgel one's brain or brains in English:
British Think hard about a problem: she cudgelled her brain, trying to decide what had caused such an about-face
More example sentences
- But for all of that, the breakthrough wouldn't come, however hard I cudgeled my brains.
- I spent half my time in London, pontificating on everything from superpower disarmament to Scottish nationalism, half in Oxford, cudgelling my brains into understanding the German hyper-inflation of 1923.
- So we are forever cudgelling our brains and therefore scowling.