sodomise

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See also: sodomisé

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From sodomy +‎ -ise.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsɒdəmaɪz/
  • (file)

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sodomise (third-person singular simple present sodomises, present participle sodomising, simple past and past participle sodomised)

  1. (transitive) To engage in sodomy with (someone); to engage in anal (or, rarely, oral) sex as the penetrator (especially without consent).
    Synonym: bugger (vulgar)
    • 1820, George Colman, The Rodiad, London: Cadell, p. 35,[1]
      Propose to scourge the diabolic flesh,
      For ever tortured and for ever fresh;
      Cut up with red-hot wire adulterous Queens,
      Man-burning Bishops, Sodomizing Deans;
    • 1999, Christopher Buckley, Little Green Men, New York: Random House, Chapter 2, p. 20,[2]
      Young Tyler was sent off to English boarding school at an early age to be sodomized and otherwise inculcated into the British establishment.
    • 2001, Richard Davenport-Hines, The Pursuite of Oblivion: A Global History of Narcotics, 1500-2000, London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Chapter 5, p. 102,
      [] some men also found that it [amyl nitrite] relaxed their anal sphincters, enabling them more comfortably to be sodomised.
    • 2016, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Birth of a Dream Weaver, New York and London: The New Press, Chapter 6, pp. 85-86,[3]
      There are only a few whispers here and there, and sometimes one or two who are so crazed by the experience that they talk—of torture [] but they don’t give details. [] Men too, sodomized with bottles; some, their testicles crushed, nor can they talk about it, except when the “craziness” overtakes them.
  2. (transitive) To engage in sexual intercourse with (an animal), to engage in bestiality.
    • 1975, Salman Rushdie, Grimus, St. Albans: Granada, 1977, Part 2, Chapter 39, p. 160,[4]
      The donkey was bellowing because the Two-Time Kid [] was in the process of sodomizing it, and even for a docile donkey, there are limits.
  3. (intransitive) To commit sodomy; to engage in anal sex.
    • 1641, anonymous, The Life and Death of John Atherton Lord Bishop of Waterford and Lysmore, London,[5]
      Suppose a Devill from th’infernall Pit,
      More Monsterlike, then ere was Devill yet,
      Contrary to course, taking a male fiend
      To Sodomize with him, such was the mind
      Of this Lord Bishop,
    • 1968, Colin Simpson, Greece: The Unclouded Eye, New York: Fielding Publications, Chapter 7, p. 229,[6]
      Our Spartan in his early twenties has for some years had a male lover, and they sodomize together.
  4. (transitive, figuratively) To cause great humiliation or harm to (someone or something); to cause great damage to (something, especially from behind).
    • 1980, Colin Smith, The Cut-Out, New York: Viking, 1981, Chapter 3, p. 19,[7]
      Well, he’d been wrong, hadn’t he [] thought Dover, reducing speed to avoid sodomizing an articulated truck which had decided to leap into the centre lane.
    • 1986, Hanif Kureishi, The Rainbow Sign in My Beautiful Laundrette and The Rainbow Sign, London: Faber and Faber, Chapter 2, p. 18,[8]
      ‘I tell you, this country is being sodomized by religion. It is even beginning to interfere with the making of money. []
    • 2002, Anne Enright, The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch, London: Vintage, 2003, p. 57,[9]
      [] she looked around the empty rooms and faced, and knew, and ate, and got rightly sodomised by, her shame.
  5. (transitive, obsolete) To cause (a community) to resemble the proverbially sinful biblical city of Sodom.
    • 1601, W. I., The Whipping of Satyre, London: John Flasket, “The Pilgrims Story,”[10]
      For if this Land be Sodomiz’d with sinne,
      It’s not your lots to be at Lots therein.
    • 1864, “What will come of re-electing Lincoln,” The Old Guard, Volume 2, No. 9, September 1864, p. 199,[11]
      The depravity of manners, the scandalous indecency and obscenity of Lincoln’s own daily conversation [i.e. lifestyle], seems to have fallen like a fatal epidemic upon the people. He has Sodomized the nation.
    • 1865, John Langdon Dudley, Discourse Preached in the South Congregational Church, Middletown, Ct., Middletown: D. Barnes, p. 12,[12]
      An inspiration that is infernal enough to organize a conspiracy to overthrow this government, for the purpose of establishing on its ruins the odious and sodomizing empire of Slavery, is bad enough, and mean enough, to be a cowardly assassin.
  6. (transitive, obsolete) To cause to be swallowed up or buried (like the biblical city of Sodom, as a punishment).
    • 1657, John Cragge, A Cabinet of Spirituall Jewells, London: H. Twyford et al., “Of the Expediency of Marriage,” p. 170,[13]
      [] Corah and his complices sodomized in a new Asphaltic gulph, for counter-censuring Moses and Aaron;
    • 1659, Christopher Clobery, Divine Glimpses of a Maiden Muse, London: James Cottrel, “The Charge,” pp. 141-142,[14]
      [] daring impudence!
      Enough to make Heaven blush at the offence,
      And pour down thunder-bolts of indignation,
      To root for ever hence our Name and Nation,
      To puff us off like th’atoms of a feather,
      And Sodomize us into Hell together.

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sodomise

  1. first/third-person singular present indicative of sodomiser
    • 1785, Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, Les 120 journées de Sodome, ou l'École du libertinage
      Il veut que le père l'encule, pendant qu'il sodomise le fils et la fille de cette homme.
      He wants the father to bugger him while he sodomizes the son and the daughter of this man.
  2. first/third-person singular present subjunctive of sodomiser
  3. second-person singular imperative of sodomiser

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