Drubbed
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. [1913 Webster]

Soundly Drubbed with a good honest cudgel. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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