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drub

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verb \ˈdrəb\

Definition of drub

drubbeddrub·bing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to beat severely

  3. 2 :  to berate critically

  4. 3 :  to defeat decisively

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  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



DRUBBING Defined for Kids

drubbing

noun drub·bing \ˈdrə-biŋ\

Definition of drubbing

  1. :  a bad defeat <The team took a drubbing.>





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