Last modified on 14 August 2014, at 12:32

drubbing

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From drub +‎ -ing.

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VerbEdit

drubbing

  1. Present participle of drub.

NounEdit

drubbing (plural drubbings)

  1. A severe beating; a bace.
    His mother gave him a drubbing after finding out he'd been stealing.
  2. A thorough defeat.
    The debate team got a drubbing from the competition.
    • 2012 September 7, Dominic Fifield, “England start World Cup campaign with five-goal romp against Moldova”, The Guardian:
      Leighton Baines's deflected free-kick added yet more late gloss to the drubbing, the Everton player celebrating his first competitive start with England's first goal direct from a free-kick since David Beckham scored against Ecuador at the 2006 World Cup.

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