drub

  • 1Drub — 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2Drub — Drub, n. A blow with a cudgel; a thump. Addison. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3drub — [drub] vt. drubbed, drubbing [? via Turk durb < Ar darb, a beating < daraba, to cudgel, bastinado] 1. to beat as with a stick or club; cudgel; thrash 2. to defeat soundly in a fight, contest, etc. vi. to drum or tap n. a blow as with a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4drub — index defeat, lash (strike), overcome (surmount) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5drub — 1630s (in an Oriental travel narrative), probably from Arabic darb a beating, from daraba he beat up (see discussion in OED). Related: Drubbed; Drubbing …

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  • 6drub — [v] thrash beat, cane, clobber, defeat, flog, hit, lash, pound, spank, strike, tan, trounce, wallop, whip; concept 95 …

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  • 7drub — ► 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 …

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  • 8drub — [17] Drub appears to have been introduced to the English language by Sir Thomas Herbert (1606–82), a traveller in the Orient, who used the word several times in his Relation of some yeares travaile into Afrique and the greater Asia 1634: ‘[The… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 9drub — [[t]drʌb[/t]] v. drubbed, drub•bing, n. 1) to beat with a stick or the like; flog; thrash 2) spo to defeat decisively, as in a game or contest 3) to drive as if by flogging: Grammar was drubbed into our heads[/ex] 4) to pound or drum 5) a blow… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10drub — [17] Drub appears to have been introduced to the English language by Sir Thomas Herbert (1606–82), a traveller in the Orient, who used the word several times in his Relation of some yeares travaile into Afrique and the greater Asia 1634: ‘[The… …

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  • 11drub — drubber, n. /drub/, v., drubbed, drubbing, n. v.t. 1. to beat with a stick or the like; cudgel; flog; thrash. 2. to defeat decisively, as in a game or contest. 3. to drive as if by flogging: Latin grammar was drubbed into their heads. 4. to stamp …

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  • 12drub — /drʌb / (say drub) verb (t) (drubbed, drubbing) 1. to beat with a stick or the like; cudgel; flog; thrash. 2. to defeat decisively. 3. to stamp (the feet). –noun 4. a blow with a stick or the like. {Arabic daraba to beat (with reference to… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 13drub — verb (drubbed; drubbing) Etymology: perhaps from Arabic ḍaraba Date: 1634 transitive verb 1. to beat severely 2. to berate critically 3. to defeat decisively intra …

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  • 14drub — verb a) to beat (someone or something) with a stick b) to forcefully teach something See Also: drubbing …

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  • 15Drub —    see Drubskin …

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  • 16drub — Synonyms and related words: bang, bash, baste, bastinado, bat, batter, beat, beat all hollow, beat hollow, beating, belabor, belt, best, biff, birch, blister, blow, bonk, buffet, cane, castigate, chop, clip, clobber, clop, clout, club, clump,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17drub — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. cudgel, thrash, trounce; see beat 2 , defeat 3 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. thrash, hit, beat, whip, wallop, pound, club, cane, lash, switch. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To hit heavily and repeatedly with… …

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  • 18drub — drÊŒb v. beat up; defeat …

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  • 19DRUB — Drubetae, Drubetensium …

    Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions

  • 20drub — verb (drubs, drubbing, drubbed) 1》 hit or beat repeatedly. 2》 informal defeat thoroughly. Derivatives drubbing noun Origin C17 (orig. with ref. to the punishment of bastinado): prob. from Arab. ḍaraba to beat …

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