drubbing


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drub·bing

 (drŭb′ĭng)
n.
1. A severe thrashing.
2. A total defeat.

drubbing

(ˈdrʌbɪŋ)
n
1. a beating, as with a stick, cudgel, etc
2. a comprehensive or heavy defeat, esp in a sporting competition

drub•bing

(ˈdrʌb ɪŋ)

n.
1. a beating; sound thrashing.
2. a decisive, humiliating defeat, as in a game or contest.
[1640–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drubbing - a sound defeatdrubbing - a sound defeat      
defeat, licking - an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking"
2.drubbing - the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blowsdrubbing - the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
corporal punishment - the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime
flogging, lashing, whipping, flagellation, tanning - beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
flagellation - beating as a source of erotic or religious stimulation

drubbing

noun beating, defeat, hammering (informal), pounding, whipping, thrashing, licking (informal), pasting (slang), flogging, trouncing, clobbering (slang), walloping (informal), pummelling following their 5-0 drubbing by Holland

drubbing

noun
The act of defeating or the condition of being defeated:
Slang: dusting, licking.
Translations

drubbing

[ˈdrʌbɪŋ] N (= thrashing) → paliza f (fig) (= defeat) → paliza f

drubbing

n
(= thrashing)Prügel pl; to give somebody a drubbingjdm eine Tracht Prügel verpassen
(= defeat)Niederlage f; to take a good drubbingganz schön Prügel kriegen (inf); they suffered a 5-0 drubbingsie wurden vernichtend mit 5:0 geschlagen
References in classic literature ?
He excited so much admiration, one day, among a crowd of white boys, by throwing back somersaults from the stern of a canoe, that it wearies Tom's spirit, and at last he shoved the canoe underneath Chambers while he was in the air--so he came down on his head in the canoe bottom; and while he lay unconscious, several of Tom's ancient adversaries saw that their long-desired opportunity was come, and they gave the false heir such a drubbing that with Chamber's best help he was hardly able to drag himself home afterward.
By this time Don Quixote and Sancho, who had witnessed the drubbing of Rocinante, came up panting, and said Don Quixote to Sancho:
But if you hit it not you are in for a sound drubbing for your pertness.
At nine o'clock in the morning she was already quite drunk, dishevelled, half-naked, covered with bruises, her face was powdered, but she had a black-eye, blood was trickling from her nose and her teeth; some cabman had just given her a drubbing.
The others all agreed, but Ulysses, to throw them off the scent, said, "Sirs, an old man like myself, worn out with suffering, cannot hold his own against a young one; but my irrepressible belly urges me on, though I know it can only end in my getting a drubbing.
Why, marry," answered jolly Robin, "yon stout fellow hath tumbled me neck and crop into the water and hath given me a drubbing beside.
She loved him precisely as he was; she loved them all; and as she walked by his side, up and down, and down and up, her strong moral sense administered a sound drubbing to the vain and romantic element aroused in her by the mere thought of Ralph.
The male had simply admin-istered a severe drubbing to his mate.
I fancy I had some vague notion of falling upon him and giving him a drubbing.
My landlord was likewise beginning his oration to Jones, but was presently interrupted by that generous youth, who shook him heartily by the hand, and assured him of entire forgiveness, saying, "If you are satisfied, my worthy friend, I promise you I am;" and indeed, in one sense, the landlord had the better reason to be satisfied; for he had received a bellyfull of drubbing, whereas Jones had scarce felt a single blow.
Then the others hailed the old scarecrow of a coachman, who pulled up and agreed to take them in for a shilling; so there they sat on the back seat, drubbing with their heels, and their teeth chattering with cold, and jogged into Rugby some forty minutes after locking-up.
You may shake your head, father, but I say no good, and will say no good, and I would say no good a hundred times over, if that would bring him back to have the drubbing he deserves.