Etymology
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drub (v.)

"to beat soundly," 1630s (in an Oriental travel narrative), probably ultimately from Arabic darb "a beating," from daraba "he beat up" (see discussion in OED). Related: Drubbed; drubbing.

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Definitions of drub

drub (v.)
beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight;
Synonyms: cream / bat / clobber / thrash / lick
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