verb \ˈdrəb\

Definition of DRUB

transitive verb
:  to beat severely
:  to berate critically
:  to defeat decisively
intransitive verb
:  drum, stamp
drub·ber noun
drub·bing noun

Examples of DRUB

  1. <a crowd was drubbing the purse snatcher when the police arrived on the scene>
  2. <we drubbed our traditional football rivals so badly that it was basically no contest>

Origin of DRUB

perhaps from Arabic ḍaraba
First Known Use: 1634

Rhymes with DRUB


Next Word in the Dictionary: drucken
Previous Word in the Dictionary: drowsy
All Words Near: drub

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up drub? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More