Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A severe thrashing.
  • noun A total defeat.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cudgeling; a sound beating.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of drub.
  • noun A severe beating.
  • noun A thorough defeat.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a sound defeat
  • noun the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows

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Examples

  • He said what is important from his perspective is that Republicans, especially in the wake of what he called the drubbing that Republicans got in the election, that there be a fresh face.

    CNN Transcript Nov 15, 2006

  • Here's the reason Obama is so serene about his party taking a midterm drubbing: "If Democrats lose control of one or both houses, Obama will have an easier time in 2012, just as Bill Clinton used Newt Gingrich as the foil for his 1996 reelection campaign."

    Fact And Comment

  • Here's the reason Obama is so serene about his party taking a midterm drubbing: "If Democrats lose control of one or both houses, Obama will have an easier time in 2012, just as Bill Clinton used Newt Gingrich as the foil for his 1996 reelection campaign."

    We Can Tear Down This Welfare State Wall

  • Here's the reason Obama is so serene about his party taking a midterm drubbing: "If Democrats lose control of one or both houses, Obama will have an easier time in 2012, just as Bill Clinton used Newt Gingrich as the foil for his 1996 reelection campaign."

    Fact And Comment

  • Apparently, back in 1987, the original Metal Gear was an MSX2 exclusive, because Konami wanted to support the struggling underdog system as it was getting a drubbing from the Famicom.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Here's the reason Obama is so serene about his party taking a midterm drubbing: "If Democrats lose control of one or both houses, Obama will have an easier time in 2012, just as Bill Clinton used Newt Gingrich as the foil for his 1996 reelection campaign."

    Fact And Comment

  • Here's the reason Obama is so serene about his party taking a midterm drubbing: "If Democrats lose control of one or both houses, Obama will have an easier time in 2012, just as Bill Clinton used Newt Gingrich as the foil for his 1996 reelection campaign."

    Fact And Comment

  • The midterm drubbing for the Democrats masks the many encouraging auguries for the president

    Why Barack Obama is looking good for a second term in 2012

  • For a man who said he had to " take direct responsibility" for voter frustration that lead to the 2010 mid-term drubbing and that Americans are " tired of the talk," President Obama sure does spend a lot of time blaming everyone else for the results of his leadership.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Obama is rebounding from his party's midterm drubbing with the kind of lame-duck victories any White House would want.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

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