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Noun: drubbing  drú-bing
  1. A sound defeat
    - thrashing, walloping, debacle, slaughter, trouncing, whipping, hammering [informal], pasting [informal], débâcle, beatdown [N. Amer], smackdown [N. Amer, informal]
     
  2. The act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
    - beating, thrashing, licking, lacing, trouncing, whacking, hiding [informal]
Verb: drub (drubbed,drubbing)  drúb
  1. Beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
    "We drubbed the other team on Sunday!";
    - cream [informal], bat, clobber [informal], thrash [informal], lick [informal], wipe the floor [informal], trounce, slaughter [informal], blow away [informal], marmalize [Brit, informal], marmelise [Brit, informal], marmelize [Brit, informal], whale [N. Amer, informal], muller [Brit, informal], hammer [informal], marmalise [Brit, informal], paste [informal], beat hollow [informal], smoke [N. Amer, informal], tromp [N. Amer, informal]

Derived forms: drubbings

Type of: beat, beat out, corporal punishment, crush, defeat, licking, shell, trounce, vanquish

Encyclopedia: Drubbing

Drub, West Yorkshire