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 ?
By this time Don Quixote and Sancho, who had witnessed the drubbing of Rocinante, came up panting, and said Don Quixote to Sancho:
And Robin was right well pleased with the day's adventure, even though he had got a drubbing; for sore ribs and heads will heal, and 'tis not every day that one can find a recruit as stout of bone and true of soul as Little John.
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.
"Why, marry," answered jolly Robin, "yon stout fellow hath tumbled me neck and crop into the water and hath given me a drubbing beside."
"Then shall he not go without a ducking and eke a drubbing himself!" cried Will Stutely.
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.
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.'
The flood of tears, however, left him no resource; so he at once gave him a drubbing, which satisfied even Mrs.
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. She was sitting on the stone steps, a salt fish of some sort was in her hand; she was crying, wailing something about her luck and beating with the fish on the steps, and cabmen and drunken soldiers were crowding in the doorway taunting her.
The male had simply admin-istered a severe drubbing to his mate.
Woodward was driven into United's Carrington training complex on yesterday morning, four days after United's 4-0 drubbing of Chelsea in their Premier League opener.
Summary: New Delhi [India], June 19 (ANI): Minister of State for Social Justice Ramadas Athawale on Wednesday took jibes at Rahul Gandhi on his party's drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections saying, "I congratulate you that you got the opportunity to sit there (in the opposition benches)".