Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To beat (a thing) till it becomes dry; hence, to beat severely.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To beat severely.

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  • (Obsolete) To inflict "dry blows" upon (i.e., blows that do not draw blood, as those given with a stick or the fist, which merely causes a bruise); to beat soundly or severely.

    Ouch.

    October 15, 2008

  • Ugh, this is vile! No wonder it's obsolete. (Hopefully.)

    October 15, 2008