Definition of drubbing in English:

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drubbing

Pronunciation: /ˈdrʌbɪŋ/

noun

1A beating; a thrashing: I’ll give the scoundrels a drubbing if I can!
More example sentences
  • Their relationship then collapsed under the weight of critical drubbings.
  • The first motivating force was the critical drubbing that 2002's Come With Us album received.
  • The book endured its share of critical drubbings as well, including a review from The London Times that claimed the book would only appeal to readers with strong hearts and weak intellects.
Synonyms
1.1 informal A resounding defeat in a match or contest: Scotland’s 3-0 drubbing by France
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  • She's been the hottest skip on the ice this week and impressed me from the get-go with her opening match drubbing of Team Canada.
  • Following closely on the Dutchmen's heels are the Czech Republic, who remain one point behind following a resounding 6-1 drubbing of Macedonia.
  • Duncan Fletcher, England's coach, has called for calm after England's embarrassing drubbings in the last two NatWest Series matches.
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