take a drubbing

Definition of take a drubbing

informal

  1. :  to be badly beaten Our team took a drubbing.

Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

drubplay drubbing
  1. :  to beat severely

    :  to berate critically

    :  to defeat decisively


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