[syn: beating, thrashing, licking, drubbing, lacing, trouncing, whacking]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Drub \Drub\ (dr[u^]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Drubbed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Drubbing.] [Cf. Prov. E. drab to beat, Icel. & Sw.
drabba to hit, beat, Dan. dr[ae]be to slay, and perh. OE.
drepen to strike, kill, AS. drepan to strike, G. & D. freffen
to hit, touch, Icel. drepa to strike, kill.]
To beat with a stick; to thrash; to cudgel.
Soundly Drubbed with a good honest cudgel.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a sound defeat [syn: thrashing, walloping, debacle,
drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whipping]
2: the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
[syn: beating, thrashing, licking, drubbing,
lacing, trouncing, whacking]