verb (used with object), drubbed, drub·bing.
Origin of drub
Examples from the Web for drub
Did ever any Tradesmen succeed, who attempted to drub Customers into his Shop?Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume II (of 2)|Wiliam Cabell Bruce
On the other hand, we extend the meaning of drub, the Arabic word for bastinado, to a beating of any kind.The Romance of Words (4th ed.)|Ernest Weekley
A hundred years ago it was the critic's pleasure to drub authors with cruel and unnecessary vigour.Plum Pudding|Christopher Morley
And as for the men, what could they think, when the preacher could drub any six of them?The Maid of Sker|Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Laura began to drub on the drawing-room window and nod and laugh from it.The History of Pendennis|William Makepeace Thackeray
verb drubs, drubbing or drubbed (tr)
Word Origin for drub
1630s (in an Oriental travel narrative), probably from Arabic darb "a beating," from daraba "he beat up" (see discussion in OED). Related: Drubbed; Drubbing.