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synonyms for drub

  • clobber
  • spank
  • trounce
  • wallop
  • beat
  • cane
  • defeat
  • flog
  • hit
  • lash
  • pound
  • strike
  • tan
  • whip
See also synonyms for: drubbed / drubbing

antonyms for drub

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  • fail
  • lose
  • aid
  • give up
  • help
  • surrender
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How to use drub in a sentence

Jack, life is a great schoolmaster, but why does it take so long to drub any sense into these blockheads of ours?
THE DREAMERMARY NEWTON STANARD
In the midst of his reflections the drub of the muffled telephone beat its insistent tattoo.
THE MAN IN THE TWILIGHTRIDGWELL CULLUM
On the other hand, we extend the meaning of drub, the Arabic word for bastinado, to a beating of any kind.
THE ROMANCE OF WORDS (4TH ED.)ERNEST WEEKLEY
Also, to beat or drub a person, a sense known to Shakspeare as well as to seamen.
THE SAILOR'S WORD-BOOKWILLIAM HENRY SMYTH
And as for the men, what could they think, when the preacher could drub any six of them?
THE MAID OF SKERRICHARD DODDRIDGE BLACKMORE
Laura began to drub on the drawing-room window and nod and laugh from it.
THE HISTORY OF PENDENNISWILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
A hundred years ago it was the critic's pleasure to drub authors with cruel and unnecessary vigour.
PLUM PUDDINGCHRISTOPHER MORLEY
Drub says that the actors left out "a considerable load of Obscenity and Prophaness."
THREE HOURS AFTER MARRIAGEJOHN GAY
I'll break his bird-traps and smash his nets, and I'll get my big cousin, the blacksmith, to drub him to a jelly.
THE INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY, VOL. II, NO. IVARIOUS
After a time the drub-drubbing became curiously hypnotising.
MUSHROOM TOWNOLIVER ONIONS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DRUB

  • batter
  • beat
  • berate
  • blister
  • clobber
  • club
  • drub
  • lambaste
  • lash
  • maul
  • pelt
  • revile
  • scold
  • trounce
  • wallop
  • whip
  • whomp
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.