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Examples of drub in a Sentence
a crowd was drubbing the purse snatcher when the police arrived on the scene
we drubbed our traditional football rivals so badly that it was basically no contest
Recent Examples of drub from the Web
The 2011 Yankees drubbed him for eight runs and eight hits during Duffy’s rookie campaign.
After drubbing the Heat 104—91 on the strength of an overwhelming third-quarter run, Philly is off to the second round and waiting on its opponent to show up.
The larger point is Erik Spoelstra rightfully pointing out the Heat are getting drubbed on the boards even without Joel Embiid, who averaged 11 rebounds for sixth in the league this year.
With five players scoring 12 or more points, the Spurs drubbed the Pacers by 16.
This would be more than either Juventus or Chelsea managed at the Nou Camp in this season's Champions League - both sides were drubbed 3-0.
Villanova's path to the Final Four: Villanova drubbed No.
The New York Review of Books, which is famous for drubbing high-profile authors, was particularly harsh on Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson in a review published online on Monday.
The victory also allowed Xavier a measure of revenge after it was drubbed in two meetings last season against Marquette.
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Did You Know?
Sportswriters often use drub, but the term's history reveals that it wasn't always a sporting word. When drub was first used in English, it referred to a method of punishment that involved beating the soles of a culprit's feet with a stick or cudgel. The term was apparently brought to England in the 17th century by travelers who reported observing the punitive practice in Asia. Etymologists are uncertain of the ultimate origin of drub, but some have speculated that it may have evolved from the Arabic word daraba, meaning "to beat."
bash, bat, batter, beat, belabor, belt, birch, bludgeon, buffet, bung up, club, flog, hammer, hide, lace, lash, lick, maul, mess (up), paddle, pelt, pommel, pound, pummel, punch out, rough (up), slate, slog, switch, tan, thrash, thresh, thump, wallop, whale, whip, whop (or whap), whup, work over;
assail, assault, attack, beset, box, bust, chop, clobber, clout, crack, cudgel, cuff, descend (on or upon), hit, jump (on), knock, lam, lay on, paste, pounce (on or upon), punch, raid, rush, slam, slap, smack, smash, sock, spank, storm, swat, swipe, thwack, whack, wham, whomp;
beat up on;
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