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clob·ber

 (klŏb′ər)
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.

[Origin unknown.]

clobber

(ˈklɒbə)
vb (tr)
1. to beat or batter
2. to defeat utterly
3. to criticize severely
[C20: of unknown origin]

clobber

(ˈklɒbə)
n
slang Brit personal belongings, such as clothes and accessories
[C19: of unknown origin]

clobber

(ˈklɒbə)
vb
(Ceramics) (tr) to paint over existing decoration on (pottery)
[C19 (originally in the sense: to patch up): of uncertain origin; perhaps related to clobber2]

clob•ber1

(ˈklɒb ər)

v.t. Informal.
1. to batter severely; strike heavily.
2. to defeat decisively; drub; trounce.
3. to denounce or criticize vigorously.
[1940–45, Amer.; orig. uncertain]

clob•ber2

(ˈklɒb ər)

n.
clothing; clothes.
[1875–80; of obscure orig.]

Clobber

 belongings; personal clothes and goods.

clobber


Past participle: clobbered
Gerund: clobbering

Imperative
clobber
clobber
Present
I clobber
you clobber
he/she/it clobbers
we clobber
you clobber
they clobber
Preterite
I clobbered
you clobbered
he/she/it clobbered
we clobbered
you clobbered
they clobbered
Present Continuous
I am clobbering
you are clobbering
he/she/it is clobbering
we are clobbering
you are clobbering
they are clobbering
Present Perfect
I have clobbered
you have clobbered
he/she/it has clobbered
we have clobbered
you have clobbered
they have clobbered
Past Continuous
I was clobbering
you were clobbering
he/she/it was clobbering
we were clobbering
you were clobbering
they were clobbering
Past Perfect
I had clobbered
you had clobbered
he/she/it had clobbered
we had clobbered
you had clobbered
they had clobbered
Future
I will clobber
you will clobber
he/she/it will clobber
we will clobber
you will clobber
they will clobber
Future Perfect
I will have clobbered
you will have clobbered
he/she/it will have clobbered
we will have clobbered
you will have clobbered
they will have clobbered
Future Continuous
I will be clobbering
you will be clobbering
he/she/it will be clobbering
we will be clobbering
you will be clobbering
they will be clobbering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been clobbering
you have been clobbering
he/she/it has been clobbering
we have been clobbering
you have been clobbering
they have been clobbering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been clobbering
you will have been clobbering
he/she/it will have been clobbering
we will have been clobbering
you will have been clobbering
they will have been clobbering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been clobbering
you had been clobbering
he/she/it had been clobbering
we had been clobbering
you had been clobbering
they had been clobbering
Conditional
I would clobber
you would clobber
he/she/it would clobber
we would clobber
you would clobber
they would clobber
Past Conditional
I would have clobbered
you would have clobbered
he/she/it would have clobbered
we would have clobbered
you would have clobbered
they would have clobbered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clobber - informal terms for personal possessions; "did you take all your clobber?"
personal estate, personal property, personalty, private property - movable property (as distinguished from real estate)
Verb1.clobber - strike violently and repeatedlyclobber - strike violently and repeatedly; "She clobbered the man who tried to attack her"
beat up, work over, beat - give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression; "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher used to beat the students"
2.clobber - beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fightclobber - 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

clobber

1
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.

clobber

2
noun (Brit. informal) belongings, things, effects, property, stuff, gear, possessions, paraphernalia, accoutrements, chattels His house is filled with a load of old clobber.

clobber

verb
1. Slang. To hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows:
Informal: lambaste.
Idiom: rain blows on.
2. Slang. To render totally ineffective by decisive defeat:
Informal: massacre, wallop.
Slang: cream, shellac, smear.
Translations

clobber

[ˈklɒbəʳ]
A. N
1. (= clothes) → ropa f, traje m
2. (Brit) (= gear) → bártulos mpl, trastos mpl (Sp)
B. VT
1. (= defeat) → cascar
2. (= beat up) → dar una paliza a

clobber

[ˈklɒbər]
n (British) (= gear) → barda m
vt
(= hit) → frapper
(= adversely affect) to be clobbered by sth → être mis(e) à mal par qch

clobber

(inf)
n (Brit: = belongings) → Zeug nt (inf); (= clothes)Klamotten pl (inf)
vt
(= hit, defeat) to get clobberedeins übergebraten kriegen (inf); to clobber somebody onejdm ein paar vor den Latz knallen (inf)
(= charge a lot)schröpfen; the taxman really clobbered medas Finanzamt hat mir ganz schön was abgeknöpft (inf)

clobber

[ˈklɒbəʳ] (fam)
1. n
a. (belongings) → roba
2. vt
a. (hit) → pestare
b. (defeat) → dare una batosta a, battere
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