give (someone) a drubbing

Definition of give (someone) a drubbing

  1. to beat (another team or person) easily The other team gave us a drubbing.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to make a present of

    :  to grant or bestow by formal action

    :  to accord or yield to another

  1. :  capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain :  flexibility

    :  the ability of a material to bend or stretch

  1. :  some person :  somebody

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  1. :  to beat severely

    :  to berate critically

    :  to defeat decisively

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