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tr.v. clob·bered, clob·ber·ing, clob·bers Slang
1. To strike violently and repeatedly; batter or maul.
2. To defeat decisively.
3. To criticize harshly.
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1. to beat or batter
2. to defeat utterly
3. to criticize severely
[C20: of unknown origin]
slang Brit personal belongings, such as clothes and accessories
[C19: of unknown origin]
(Ceramics) (tr) to paint over existing decoration on (pottery)
[C19 (originally in the sense: to patch up): of uncertain origin; perhaps related to clobber2]
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1. to batter severely; strike heavily.
2. to defeat decisively; drub; trounce.
3. to denounce or criticize vigorously.
[1940–45, Amer.; orig. uncertain]
[1875–80; of obscure orig.]
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Clobberbelongings; personal clothes and goods.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Past participle: clobbered
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|Noun||1.||clobber - informal terms for personal possessions; "did you take all your clobber?"|
|Verb||1.||clobber - strike violently and repeatedly; "She clobbered the man who tried to attack her"|
|2.||clobber - 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"
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verb (Informal) batter, beat, assault, smash, bash (informal), lash, thrash, pound, beat up (informal), wallop (informal), pummel, rough up (informal), lambast(e), belabour, duff up (informal) She clobbered him with a vase.
noun (Brit. informal) belongings, things, effects, property, stuff, gear, possessions, paraphernalia, accoutrements, chattels His house is filled with a load of old clobber.
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1. Slang. To hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows:
assail, assault, baste, batter, beat, belabor, buffet, drub, hammer, pound, pummel, smash, thrash, thresh.
Idiom: rain blows on.
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n (British) (= gear) → barda m
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a. (belongings) → roba
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