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  • v. Present participle of clobber.
  • n. A beating; a thrashing; a thorough defeat.


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  • But part of the solution is recognizing the problem; and I don't really think that they believe that the clobbering has been a problem.

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  • From Karl Lagerfeld's pistol-heeled sandals to John Galliano's surrealistic metallic styles and Alexander McQueen's double decker platforms that recall the clobbering chopines worn by 15th century Venetian whores, designers fell all over themselves to create this season's Most Outrageous Shoe.

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  • These people just want to be like other Christians - Lutherans, Methodists, Catholics, Baptists, Presbyterians, Evangelicals, Orthodox - we all believe the Resurrection is immensely important to our faith, though we in the Anglican church aren't really into "clobbering" people with it.

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  • An elderly woman described yesterday how she foiled a gang of smash-and-grab jewellery robbers armed with sledgehammers by "clobbering" them with her shopping.

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  • Broken country - mountains, valleys, bluffs - was required for the missile to read its position and avoid "clobbering," plowing into the ground.


  • But he admitted this conference would see a move away from last year's infamous "clobbering" of top earners.

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  • Kristol doesn’t remotely attempt to contend that "clobbering" — lovely euphemism there — the Somali pilates pirates is in the national interest, or worth the potential consequences, or square the effort with the two other wars he alternates between thinking are world-historical endeavors and no great shakes.

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  • Last month in France, President Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP party was clobbered in regional elections, and much of the clobbering was administered by the far-right Front National.

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  • For the second time in a week, reports have surfaced about the WTO clobbering a U.S. consumer labeling policy.

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  • Having been forced to make various concessions to the banks, including allowing a partial exemption for uninsured overseas deposits to avoid clobbering HSBC and Standard Chartered, and agreeing to find a way to avoid double-taxing banks which face similar levies in their domestic markets, the pool of qualifying liabilities is likely to be smaller than originally anticipated.

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