drubbing

Part of speech: noun

A thrashing.

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Usage examples "drubbing":

  1. The consequence was, that whoever had the temerity to refuse a laugh where Mike intended to raise one, received a sound drubbing and an admonition for the future, which was seldom neglected. - "The History of Louisville, from the Earliest Settlement till the Year 1852", Ben Casseday.
  2. At the table old and young had made light of the shoving and mauling and drubbing through which they had forced their way to the good things before them; they had even made a jest of the bit of a rub they were likely to have on the polling day. - "Chippinge Borough", Stanley J. Weyman.
  3. Meanwhile the Brothers of the Cheerful Countenance, hearing all this, shook their sides merrily with laughing, and Blaeskaek said: Then come in, come in, good wives, and let us see how you do your drubbing. - "Flemish Legends", Charles de Coster.