drubbing drubbing  /d ˈrə bɪŋ/


  1. (v) beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
  2. (n) a sound defeat
  3. (n) the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows

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  1. The polls keep suggesting that Republicans could be in for a historic drubbing.
  2. After its drubbing in this year's elections, the French left began searching for ways to mount a vigorous opposition to the victorious conservative forces.
  3. For 13 rounds, the sturdy champion took a dreadful drubbing.


  1. Preview: Heat look to win Game 5

    There has been only one dramatic contest in the NBA Finals, which has become a best-of-3 series as the San Antonio Spurs host the Miami Heat in Sunday's Game 5. The Spurs won a close game in the opener and put a 36-point drubbing on the Heat in Game 3, while Miami's two victories have been by 19 and 16 points. SPECIAL SECTION: Miami Heat in the Finals Tony Parker's hamstring is an issue for the ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Local 10 Miami

  2. Rugby-Woodward slams 'high-fiving' Country boys after thrashing

    MELBOURNE, June 14 (Reuters) - Former England coach Clive Woodward has continued his war of words with Australian rugby for throwing 'weak' tour teams at the British and Irish Lions following their 64-0 drubbing of the Combined Country side on Tuesday. Woodward, who coached the Lions on their 2005 tour of New Zealand, said the tourists could take "virtually nothing" out of the match in Newcastle ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Parker has mild hamstring strain, hopeful for Gm 4

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tony Parker, along with all of San Antonio, really, spent a restless night worrying about a gimpy right hamstring that hampered him in Game 3 of the NBA Finals and threatened the momentum the Spurs seized with a drubbing of the Miami Heat.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports


  1. Lions captain Rob Key, whose side have six members of England's one-day squad, said: "That was pretty much a drubbing really and that's not a true reflection of the two sides - I think we're a better side than that. Whoever you're playing for, it's...
    on Aug 14, 2008 By: Robert Key Source: AFP

  2. Hadlee, a national selector, joked "a 3-0 drubbing would be a nice Christmas present" before offering a somewhat more realistic outlook.
    on Dec 3, 2007 By: Richard Hadlee Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "He was sick and I think he was more sick from that 15-0 drubbing Kazakhstan took (against Canada at the world juniors Sunday)," Wilson said facetiously. "He might have owed some guys some money and he just decided not to come and hope they...
    on Dec 29, 2008 By: Ron Wilson Source: London Free Press

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