verb transitiveWord forms: drubbed or ˈdrubbing
to beat as with a stick or club; cudgel; thrash
to defeat soundly in a fight
, contest, etc.
a blow as with a club; thump
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Word origin of 'drub'? via Turk durb < Ar darb, a beating < daraba, to cudgel, bastinado