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drubbing

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Drub \Drub\ (dr[u^]b), verb (used with an object) [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.

Soundly Drubbed with a good honest cudgel. --L'Estrange.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

drubbing

noun

1: a sound defeat [syn: {thrashing}, {walloping}, {debacle}, {drubbing}, {slaughter}, {trouncing}, {whipping}]

2: the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows [syn: {beating}, {thrashing}, {licking}, {drubbing}, {lacing}, {trouncing}, {whacking}]


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