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drub

[druhb] /drʌb/
verb (used with object), drubbed, drubbing.
1.
to beat with a stick or the like; cudgel; flog; thrash.
2.
to defeat decisively, as in a game or contest.
3.
to drive as if by flogging:
Latin grammar was drubbed into their heads.
4.
to stamp (the feet).
noun
5.
a blow with a stick or the like.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; perhaps by uncertain mediation < Arabic ḍarb blow, beating
Related forms
drubber, noun
undrubbed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un drubbed

drub

/drʌb/
verb (transitive) drubs, drubbing, drubbed
1.
to beat as with a stick; cudgel; club
2.
to defeat utterly, as in a contest
3.
to drum or stamp (the feet)
4.
to instil with force or repetition: the master drubbed Latin into the boys
noun
5.
a blow, as from a stick
Word Origin
C17: probably from Arabic dáraba to beat
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Word Origin and History for un drubbed

drub

v.

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

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