American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To thrash with a stick.
- v. To instill forcefully: drubbed the lesson into my head.
- v. To defeat soundly.
- v. To berate harshly.
- v. To stamp (the feet).
- v. To beat the ground; stamp.
- v. To pound; throb.
- n. A blow with a heavy instrument, such as a stick.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To beat with a stick; cudgel; belabor; thrash; beat in general.
- n. A blow with a stick or cudgel; a thump; a knock.
- v. to beat (someone or something) with a stick
- v. to forcefully teach something
- v. to defeat someone soundly; to annihilate or crush
- v. to criticize harshly; to excoriate
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To beat with a stick; to thrash; to cudgel.
- n. A blow with a cudgel; a thump.
- v. beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
- 1625, originally a dialectal word (Kent) drab, variant of drop, dryp, drib ("to beat"), from Middle English drepen (preterit drop, drap, drape ("to strike, kill")) from Old English drepan ("to strike"), from Proto-Germanic *drepanan (“to beat, bump, strike, slay”), from Proto-Indo-European *dhrebh- (“to strike, crush, kill”). Akin to Old Frisian drop ("a blow, beat"), Old High German treffan ("to hit"), Old Norse drepa ("to strike, slay, kill"). Compare also dub. More at drape. (Wiktionary)
- Perhaps Arabic dialectal ḍrab, from ḍaraba, to hit; see Ṣ́rb in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“More than a quarter of patients had grown up in homes with alcoholism or drub abuse, and a similar percentage had suffered beatings.”
“If the Sooners or Cowboys drub K-State like they have in recent years, that's what I'm blaming it on.”
“It may even date to Kay-drub's tenure as the second Holder of the Throne of”
“ Ta bu Pe-ma Baz-ra and Dak-po Kel-zang Kay-drub are often mentioned as sources of the Shuk-den teachings.”
“Kel-zang Kay-drub (dwag po bskal bzang mkhas grub).”
“It may even date to Kay-drub's tenure as the second Holder of the Throne of Ga-den during the first half of the fifteenth century.”
“It appears that Kay-drub urged his followers to stick to Dzong-ka-ba's views and scolded those who did not.”
“He did not introduce these practices himself, for he received them from teachers such as Ta bu Pe-ma Baz-ra and Dak-po Kel-zang Kay-drub (dwag po bskal bzang mkhas grub).”
“He took the gold and his draft translation and went to Phan Yul drub.”
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