verb[with object] • informal
- 1Hit (someone) hard: if he does that I’ll clobber him!More example sentences
- I clobbered him with the butt of my cutlass and in no time had the respect of the toughest men in the establishment.
- But obviously any impatient pedestrian stepping out immediately on getting a green man only has himself to blame if he's clobbered.
- Yes - and before we get clobbered by someone in a koala outfit - we know that's exactly what the big boys do.
- 1.1Treat or deal with harshly: the recession clobbered other parts of the businessMore example sentences
- The banks have been clobbered again for the way they deal with consumers.
- One reason they fare well: Manufacturers get clobbered in a recession.
- A crash was on the way, Baker pointed out, and it would financially clobber many working people.
- 1.2Defeat heavily: [with object]: the Braves clobbered the Cubs 23-10More example sentences
- Yet they were clobbered, suffering their worst defeat.
- So, no big deal, Carlow defeated the all-Ireland champions in the same competition a few seasons back, and clobbered Dublin too.
- There, when one side clobbers the other, the response is clobber back.
World War II (apparently British air-force slang): of unknown origin.
Entry from British & World English dictionary
- Add enameled decoration to (porcelain).More example sentences
- The hateful practice of clobbering oriental porcelain, already begun, pointed a cheap and easy way to the decorators of faience.
- The Dutch, in particular, used clobbering to embellish Chinese blue and white export and Meissen porcelain during the 18th and 19th centuries.
late 19th century: of unknown origin.