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drubbing

[ druhb-ing ]
/ ˈdrʌb ɪŋ /
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noun
a beating; a sound thrashing.
a decisive, humiliating defeat, as in a game or contest.
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Origin of drubbing

First recorded in 1640–50; drub + -ing1

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British Dictionary definitions for drubbing

drubbing
/ (ˈdrʌbɪŋ) /

noun
a beating, as with a stick, cudgel, etc
a comprehensive or heavy defeat, esp in a sporting competition
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