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noun as in defeat


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While the city’s crime stats tell a more nuanced story, the perception was everything, and Boudin was on track for a 20-percentage-point drubbing.

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Although the hearing was meant to focus on misinformation, it became an all-hands drubbing of the CEOs over everything from their market dominance to the fate of a local Republican party organization’s Facebook page.

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A spectacular drubbing would have been better, but simply collecting victories keeps the Aggies in the playoff picture for another week.

He just wanted to bring the drubbing San Diego Republicans had experienced into relief.

Her Food Network-colleague Guy Fieri opened a new restaurant and Times Square and received a drubbing in The New York Times.

She took a drubbing, fielding accusations of self-aggrandizement from the financial press and fans alike.

The Republican senator took a drubbing in his own state from Democratic strategist Pat Caddell.

After the drubbing I gave James Turrell's Guggenheim mess, it's a pleasure to have found a Light And Space work I can get behind.

Last week, after rounds of critical drubbing, Lazaro landed in the top three.

I want Thatcher to have his way in that convention, naming the ticket as far as he pleases, and appearing to give me a drubbing.

He would have handed me a merciless drubbing if he had caught me, with my nether end hanging helplessly on the outside.

Go to him there, and you'll find him perched on a stool, and a good drubbing won't hurt him.

He gave young McKenzie a severe drubbing and the latter had to go home with his clothes torn and his nose bleeding.

I want to see you give that big brute the drubbing he merits, so he will keep still for a while.

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On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to drubbing, such as: beating, rout, thrashing, trouncing, whipping, and dusting.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.