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English Dictionary: drubbing by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
drubbing
n
  1. a sound defeat [syn: thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whipping]
  2. the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
    Synonym(s): beating, thrashing, licking, drubbing, lacing, trouncing, whacking
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Drub \Drub\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Drubbed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Drubbing}.] [Cf. Prov. E. drab to beat, Icel. & Sw. drabba
      to hit, beat, Dan. dr[91]be to slay, and perh. OE. drepen to
      strike, kill, AS. drepan to strike, G. & D. freffen to hit,
      touch, Icel. drepa to strike, kill.]
      To beat with a stick; to thrash; to cudgel.
  
               Soundly Drubbed with a good honest cudgel.
                                                                              --L'Estrange.
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