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Definition of "drubbing" []

  • A severe thrashing. (noun)
  • A total defeat. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "drubbing" in a sentence
  • "He said what is important from his perspective is that Republicans, especially in the wake of what he called the drubbing that Republicans got in the election, that there be a fresh face."
  • "Here's the reason Obama is so serene about his party taking a midterm drubbing: "If Democrats lose control of one or both houses, Obama will have an easier time in 2012, just as Bill Clinton used Newt Gingrich as the foil for his 1996 reelection campaign.""
  • "The midterm drubbing for the Democrats masks the many encouraging auguries for the president"