Jack, life is a great schoolmaster, but why does it take so long to drub any sense into these blockheads of ours?
At rehearsal he used frequently to drub his former mistress.
I'll break his bird-traps and smash his nets, and I'll get my big cousin, the blacksmith, to drub him to a jelly.
And as for the men, what could they think, when the preacher could drub any six of them?
A hundred years ago it was the critic's pleasure to drub authors with cruel and unnecessary vigour.
Laura began to drub on the drawing-room window and nod and laugh from it.
drub says that the actors left out "a considerable load of Obscenity and Prophaness."
Did ever any Tradesmen succeed, who attempted to drub Customers into his Shop?
He has to drub along all day, day in and day out, sternly, and be President of all of us.
Also, to beat or drub a person, a sense known to Shakspeare as well as to seamen.
1630s (in an Oriental travel narrative), probably from Arabic darb "a beating," from daraba "he beat up" (see discussion in OED). Related: Drubbed; Drubbing.