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clobber1

Syllabification: clob·ber
Pronunciation: /ˈkläbər
 
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verb

[with object] informal
1Hit (someone) hard: if he does that I’ll clobber him!
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  • 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 business
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  • 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 23-10
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  • 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.

Origin

World War II (apparently British air-force slang): of unknown origin.

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clobber2

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Pronunciation: /ˈklɒbə/

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noun

[mass noun] British informal
Clothing, personal belongings, or equipment: I found all his clobber in the locker

Origin

late 19th century: of unknown origin.

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Syllabification: clob·ber
Pronunciation: /ˈkläbər
 
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verb

[with object]
Add enameled decoration to (porcelain).
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.

Origin

late 19th century: of unknown origin.

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