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drubbing


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drub  \Drub\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Drubbed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Drubbing}.]  [Cf.  Prov.  E.  drab  to  beat  Icel.  &  Sw  drabba 
  to  hit,  beat  Dan.  dr[ae]be  to  slay,  and  perh.  OE  drepen  to 
  strike,  kill,  AS  drepan  to  strike,  G.  &  D.  freffen  to  hit, 
  touch,  Icel.  drepa  to  strike,  kill.] 
  To  beat  with  a  stick;  to  thrash;  to  cudgel. 
 
  Soundly  Drubbed  with  a  good  honest  cudgel. 
  --L'Estrange. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drubbing 
  n  1:  a  sound  defeat  [syn:  {thrashing},  {walloping},  {debacle},  {slaughter}, 
  {trouncing},  {whipping}] 
  2:  the  act  of  inflicting  corporal  punishment  with  repeated 
  blows  [syn:  {beating},  {thrashing},  {trouncing},  {whacking}] 




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