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drubbing (n.)

"a sound beating," 1640s, verbal noun from drub (v.).

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Definitions of drubbing

drubbing (n.)
a sound defeat;
Synonyms: thrashing / walloping / debacle / slaughter / trouncing / whipping
drubbing (n.)
the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows;
Synonyms: beating / thrashing / licking / lacing / trouncing / whacking
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