Definition of drub in English:

drub

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Pronunciation: /drʌb
 
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verb (drubs, drubbing, drubbed)

[with object]
  • 1Hit or beat (someone) repeatedly: he was drubbed with tiresome regularity by his classmates
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    • With each flash a great jolt drubbed me till I thought my bones would break.
  • 1.1 informal Defeat thoroughly in a match or contest: the Cleveland Indians drubbed Baltimore 9-0
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    • In 1999, Crowley repeated the feat, this time drubbing Collins.
    • Ben Franklin drubs Thomas Jefferson in the race to be our nation's foremost Renaissance man.
    • Kandia's young reserves managed half that tally, drubbing their Empire opponents 5-1.

Origin

early 17th century: probably from Arabic ḍaraba 'to beat, bastinado'. The first recorded uses in English are by travellers in the Near East referring specifically to the punishment of bastinado.

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