AskDefine | Define drubbing

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drub v : beat thoroughly in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!" [syn: bat, clobber, thrash, lick] [also: drubbing, drubbed]drubbing


1 a sound defeat [syn: thrashing, walloping, debacle, slaughter, trouncing, whipping]
2 the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows [syn: beating, thrashing, licking, lacing, trouncing, whacking]drubbing See drub

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  1. present participle of drub


  1. A severe beating.
    His mother gave him a drubbing after finding out he'd been stealing..
  2. A thorough defeat.
    The debate team got a drubbing from the competition.
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