drub


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drub

 (drŭb)
v. drubbed, drub·bing, drubs
v.tr.
1. To thrash with a stick.
2. To instill forcefully: drubbed the lesson into my head.
3.
a. To defeat soundly.
b. To berate harshly.
4. To stamp (the feet).
v.intr.
1. To beat the ground; stamp.
2. To pound; throb.
n.
A blow with a heavy instrument, such as a stick.

[Perhaps Arabic dialectal ḍrab, from ḍaraba, to hit; see ṣ́rb in Semitic roots.]

drub′ber n.

drub

(drʌb)
vb (tr) , drubs, drubbing or drubbed
1. to beat as with a stick; cudgel; club
2. to defeat utterly, as in a contest
3. to drum or stamp (the feet)
4. to instil with force or repetition: the master drubbed Latin into the boys.
n
a blow, as from a stick
[C17: probably from Arabic dáraba to beat]

drub

(drʌb)

v. drubbed, drub•bing,
n. v.t.
1. to beat with a stick or the like; flog; thrash.
2. to defeat decisively, as in a game or contest.
3. to drive as if by flogging: Grammar was drubbed into our heads.
v.i.
4. to pound or drum.
n.
5. a blow with a stick or the like.
[1625–35]
drub′ber, n.

drub


Past participle: drubbed
Gerund: drubbing

Imperative
drub
drub
Present
I drub
you drub
he/she/it drubs
we drub
you drub
they drub
Preterite
I drubbed
you drubbed
he/she/it drubbed
we drubbed
you drubbed
they drubbed
Present Continuous
I am drubbing
you are drubbing
he/she/it is drubbing
we are drubbing
you are drubbing
they are drubbing
Present Perfect
I have drubbed
you have drubbed
he/she/it has drubbed
we have drubbed
you have drubbed
they have drubbed
Past Continuous
I was drubbing
you were drubbing
he/she/it was drubbing
we were drubbing
you were drubbing
they were drubbing
Past Perfect
I had drubbed
you had drubbed
he/she/it had drubbed
we had drubbed
you had drubbed
they had drubbed
Future
I will drub
you will drub
he/she/it will drub
we will drub
you will drub
they will drub
Future Perfect
I will have drubbed
you will have drubbed
he/she/it will have drubbed
we will have drubbed
you will have drubbed
they will have drubbed
Future Continuous
I will be drubbing
you will be drubbing
he/she/it will be drubbing
we will be drubbing
you will be drubbing
they will be drubbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been drubbing
you have been drubbing
he/she/it has been drubbing
we have been drubbing
you have been drubbing
they have been drubbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been drubbing
you will have been drubbing
he/she/it will have been drubbing
we will have been drubbing
you will have been drubbing
they will have been drubbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been drubbing
you had been drubbing
he/she/it had been drubbing
we had been drubbing
you had been drubbing
they had been drubbing
Conditional
I would drub
you would drub
he/she/it would drub
we would drub
you would drub
they would drub
Past Conditional
I would have drubbed
you would have drubbed
he/she/it would have drubbed
we would have drubbed
you would have drubbed
they would have drubbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.drub - beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fightdrub - beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!"
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
flail, thrash, lam, thresh - give a thrashing to; beat hard

drub

verb
1. To hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows:
Informal: lambaste.
Slang: clobber.
Idiom: rain blows on.
2. To render totally ineffective by decisive defeat:
Informal: massacre, wallop.
3. To criticize harshly and devastatingly:
Informal: roast.
Slang: slam.
Idioms: burn someone's ears, crawl all over, pin someone's ears back, put someone on the griddle, put someone on the hot seat, rake over the coals, read the riot act to.
Translations

drub

[drʌb] VT (= thrash) → apalear, vapulear (fig) (= defeat) → dar una paliza a, cascar

drub

vt (= thrash) person(ver)prügeln, schlagen; (= defeat)schlagen
References in classic literature ?
I've no manner of doubt that we can drub them, if you choose.
Then Napoleon hems them in on all sides, these German generals did not know where to hide themselves so as to have a little peace and comfort; he drubs them soundly, cribs ten thousand of their men at a time by surrounding them with fifteen hundred Frenchmen, whom he makes to spring up after his fashion, and at last he takes their cannon, victuals, money, ammunition, and everything they have that is worth taking; he pitches them into the water, beats them on the mountains, snaps at them in the air, gobbles them up on the earth, and thrashes them everywhere.
The conservatives love to drub rock and rap music for coarsening American sensibilities.