Definition of Drubbing

1. Noun. A sound defeat.

Exact synonyms: Debacle, Slaughter, Thrashing, Trouncing, Walloping, Whipping
Generic synonyms: Defeat, Licking
Derivative terms: Drub, Thrash, Trounce, Wallop, Whip



2. Noun. The act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows.
Exact synonyms: Beating, Lacing, Licking, Thrashing, Trouncing, Whacking
Generic synonyms: Corporal Punishment
Specialized synonyms: Flagellation, Flogging, Lashing, Tanning, Whipping, Flagellation
Derivative terms: Beat, Thrash, Trounce, Whack

Definition of Drubbing

1. Verb. (present participle of drub) ¹

2. Noun. A severe beating. ¹

3. Noun. A thorough defeat. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Drubbing

1. a severe beating [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drubbing

drowsiness
drowsinesses
drowsing
drowsing(a)
drowsy
drowth
drowths
droxicam
droxidopa
droyle
droyled
drub
drubbed
drubber
drubbers
drubbing (current term)
drubbings
drubs
drucken
drudge
drudged
drudger
drudgeries
drudgers
drudgery
drudges
drudgework
drudgey
drudging
drudgingly

Literary usage of Drubbing

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1. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"Upon the whole, Lord North's troops have had a severe drubbing; and when we consider the disparity of numbers and discipline, and the sudden and unexpected ..."

2. Memoirs and Correspondence of Viscount Castlereagh, Second Marquess of by Robert Stewart Castlereagh (1848)
"If I hear of any assembly of men, you may depend upon their having a complete drubbing; but I strongly suspect they will not try the chance of another. ..."

3. Wife No. 19, Or the Story of a Life in Bondage by Ann Eliza Young, John Bartholomew Gough, Mary Ashton Rice Livermore (1876)
"The Saints receive a terrible drubbing. — Great Excitement in Mormondom. — How the Saints were Catechized. — Indelicate Questions are put to Everybody. ..."

4. Wife No. 19, Or the Story of a Life in Bondage: Being a Complete Exposé of by Ann Eliza Young (1875)
"The Saints receive a terrible drubbing. — Great Excitement in Mormondom. — How the Saints were Catechized. — Indelicate Questions are put to Everybody. ..."

5. The Diary of the Revolution: A Centennial Volume Embracing the Current by Frank Moore (1876)
"Upon the whole, Lord North's troops have had a severe drubbing; and when we consider the disparity of numbers and discipline, and the sudden and unexpected ..."

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