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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.
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]
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.]
Clobberbelongings; personal clothes and goods.
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"
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.
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.