• WordNet 3.6
    • v drub beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight "We licked the other team on Sunday!"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Drub A blow with a cudgel; a thump.
    • v. t Drub To beat with a stick; to thrash; to cudgel. "Soundly Drubbed with a good honest cudgel."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • drub To beat with a stick; cudgel; belabor; thrash; beat in general.
    • n drub A blow with a stick or cudgel; a thump; a knock.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Drub drub to beat or thrash
    • pr.p Drub drub′bing; pa.p. drubbed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Prov. E. drab, to beat, Icel. & Sw. drabba, to hit, beat, Dan. dræbe, to slay, and perh. OE. drepen, to strike, kill, AS. drepan, to strike, G. & D. freffen, to hit, touch, Icel. drepa, to strike, kill


In literature:

Ratman put down his pen, and whistled a stave, drubbing his fingers on the table.
"Roger Ingleton, Minor" by Talbot Baines Reed
I'll stay here all night but what I'll give 'em the final drubbing.
"The Flag" by Homer Greene
And the King was waiting for him with a cudgel in his hands, and if the lad did not get a good drubbing that day, then nobody ever did.
"Tales of Folk and Fairies" by Katharine Pyle
To beat; to rope's-end or drub.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Port Louis, near L'Orient, has afforded them this timely shelter, but not till they had a severe drubbing.
"Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez, Vol. I" by Sir John Ross
They won't let us off so easily after the drubbing we gave them.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
The captain's power is uncontrollable in chase or in battle, drubbing, cutting, or even shooting any one who dares deny his command.
"Great Pirate Stories" by Various
The tradesman thought the punishment inadequate, and taking the law into his own hands gave the priest a drubbing.
"The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia" by William Somerset Maugham
I've no manner of doubt that we can drub them, if you choose.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I will drub you, I will trounce you, I will tan your hide.
"The Lady of Loyalty House" by Justin Huntly McCarthy

In news:

Sequim kicked off the 2011 Olympic League campaign with a 53-0 drubbing of the Klahowya Eagles at Silverdale Stadium on Friday night.
China Spring hoped playing at home in front of its home crowd Saturday would help it forget a 10-0 drubbing it took from Lufkin Hudson on Friday.
Then, it got drubbed 35-zip at Wisconsin.
The Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) has been taking a drubbing lately from Island finance committees who have so little real power over municipal costs that their frayed tempers are showing.
The Zimmerman Thunder took a 40-0 drubbing from the Orono Spartans at home on Friday evening, falling to 4-3 for the season.
Hollywood stars often take a drubbing for their liberal views, but they don't all lean left.
'The Jay Leno Show' has taken a drubbing from critics and seen ratings plunge, raising questions about NBC's strategy in a difficult time for broadcast television.
After a 34-0 drubbing of the Jets on Sunday, cornerback Carlos Rogers joked that the 49ers needed to book a return flight to the former steel town in northeast Ohio.
SEVERAL FACTORS contributed to Tuesday's drubbing at Chatham County polls of the T-SPLOST proposal, which would have raised the sales tax rate in a 10-county coastal region to pay for transportation improvements.
The plum poem gets a (deserved) drubbing over at Read Roger.
Republicans say it's time to adapt following election drubbing.
KALAMAZOO, MI(WKZO)-- Western Michigan Linebacker Devin Brant speaks with Broncos Sports First about his first start and WMU's 44-14 drubbing of Central Michigan University.
After being drubbed, 28-6, by defending State Bowl champion Helix in the season opener, the Eastlake Titans have stormed back with a vengeance.
The prescribing of the range of drubs used to treat ADHD has tripled in B.C.
Japan, the defending champions of the Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series, opened International pool play Saturday with a five-inning drubbing, 12-1, of the Republic of Korea.

In science:

In 1958, only 18% of Americans thought that their government was ‘run by a few big interests looking out for themselves.’24 But after the Vietnam war, many institutions of American society took a drubbing.
Physics Education Research: Or it's so hard to find good help these days