noun see drub

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Drubbing — can mean: *A severe defeat in a fight or battle *Beating upEtymologyThe word drubbing probably came (via sailors, or troops sent abroad) from Arabic ضَرَبَ ḍaraba = he hit, he beat (past tense) …   Wikipedia

  • drubbing — index failure (lack of success) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • drubbing — [drub′iŋ] n. a thorough beating or defeat …   English World dictionary

  • drubbing — noun a) A severe beating. His mother gave him a drubbing after finding out hed been stealing. b) A thorough defeat. The debate team got a drubbing from the competition …   Wiktionary

  • drubbing — [[t]drʌ̱bɪŋ[/t]] drubbings N COUNT: usu sing If someone gets a drubbing, they are defeated easily. [INFORMAL] Enough people voted for the Labour Party to give the Conservatives a drubbing …   English dictionary

  • drubbing — noun (C) informal an occasion when one team easily beats another team in sport: give sb a drubbing: We gave the other team a good drubbing …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • drubbing — noun 1) I gave him a good drubbing Syn: beating, thrashing, walloping, thumping, battering, pounding, pummeling, slapping, punching, pelting; informal hammering, licking, clobbering, belting, bashing, pasting, tanning …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • drubbing — UK [ˈdrʌbɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms drubbing : singular drubbing plural drubbings informal a defeat in which someone loses very easily …   English dictionary

  • drubbing — drub ► VERB (drubbed, drubbing) 1) hit or beat repeatedly. 2) informal defeat thoroughly. DERIVATIVES drubbing noun. ORIGIN originally with reference to the punishment of bastinado: probably from Arabic …   English terms dictionary

  • Drubbing — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drubbing — drub|bing [ˈdrʌbıŋ] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: drub to hit (17 20 centuries), probably from Arabic daraba] an occasion when one team easily beats another team in sport ▪ Ireland gave England a drubbing at Twickenham …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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