What does drub mean?

Definitions for drubdrʌb

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word drub.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cream, bat, clobber, drub, thrash, lick(verb)

    beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight

    "We licked the other team on Sunday!"


  1. drub(Verb)

    to beat (someone or something) with a stick

  2. drub(Verb)

    to forcefully teach something

  3. drub(Verb)

    to defeat someone soundly; to annihilate or crush

  4. drub(Verb)

    to criticize harshly; to excoriate

  5. Origin: 1625, originally a dialectal word (Kent) , variant of , from drepen (preterit ) from drepan, from drepanan, from dhrebh-. Akin to drop, treffan, drepa. Compare also dub. More at drape.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drub(verb)

    to beat with a stick; to thrash; to cudgel

  2. Drub(noun)

    a blow with a cudgel; a thump

  3. Origin: [Cf. Prov. E. drab to beat, Icel. & Sw. drabba to hit, beat, Dan. drbe to slay, and perh. OE. drepen to strike, kill, AS. drepan to strike, G. & D. freffen to hit, touch, Icel. drepa to strike, kill.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Drub

    drub, v.t. to beat or thrash:—pr.p. drub′bing; pa.p. drubbed.—n. Drub′bing, a cudgelling. [Murray suggests Ar. daraba, to beat, bastinado, darb, a beating.]

Anagrams for drub »

  1. BrdU, burd

  2. BrdU

  3. Burd


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drub in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drub in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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