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v. drubbed, drub·bing, drubs
1. To thrash with a stick.
2. To instill forcefully: drubbed the lesson into my head.
a. To defeat soundly.
b. To berate harshly.
4. To stamp (the feet).
1. To beat the ground; stamp.
2. To pound; throb.
A blow with a heavy instrument, such as a stick.
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vb (tr) , drubs, drubbing or drubbed
1. to beat as with a stick; cudgel; club
2. to defeat utterly, as in a contest
3. to drum or stamp (the feet)
4. to instil with force or repetition: the master drubbed Latin into the boys.
a blow, as from a stick
[C17: probably from Arabic dáraba to beat]
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v. drubbed, drub•bing,
1. to beat with a stick or the like; flog; thrash.
2. to defeat decisively, as in a game or contest.
3. to drive as if by flogging: Grammar was drubbed into our heads.v.i.
4. to pound or drum.n.
5. a blow with a stick or the like.
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Past participle: drubbed
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|Verb||1.||drub - beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!"|
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
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1. To hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows:
assail, assault, baste, batter, beat, belabor, buffet, hammer, pound, pummel, smash, thrash, thresh.
Idiom: rain blows on.
2. To render totally ineffective by decisive defeat:
3. To criticize harshly and devastatingly:
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