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take a drubbing

1. To be thoroughly beaten or thrashed. My younger brother was always a shy, skinny kid who often took a drubbing from schoolyard bullies.
2. To be soundly defeated or bested; to lose by a wide margin. Their team's inexperience showed on the pitch today, as they took a drubbing from the powerful squad from New Zealand.
3. To suffer severe losses or setbacks. The stock market took a drubbing over the weekend after fears of Greece's exit from the Eurozone. My efforts to get my PhD have taken a drubbing over the last couple of years, but I'm still determined to see it through.
4. To be very strongly rebuked, criticized, or condemned. The giant supermarket chain has taken a drubbing lately over allegations that they've been threatening local shops and markets. Mark sure took a drubbing because of that prank he pulled in class yesterday.
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Westoe remain in relegation danger from National Three North, but the Shieldsmen earned themselves a precious victory with Rossendale sent home on the back of a 41-12 drubbing.
DROGHEDA slump to a humiliating 7-0 drubbing to Dundalk in the Louth derby while watching their border rivals top of table.
According to the BBC, Trott said that he would rather play in a 'dour' side and thrash Australia 3-0 in their own home ground rather than losing the Ashes series, hinting that it does not look well for Australia to show over-confidence and make such comments following their 3-0 drubbing.
Sean Hogan scooped a hat-trick in Llanfairpwll''s 6-0 drubbing of Connah''s Quay Town, Aled Thomas (2) and Damien Jones with the rest, but there were no goals at Lon Bach where Amlwch Town entertained Kinmel Bay Sports.
The maverick leader from Kadapa apparently saw an opportunity in the latest drubbing in the by-polls to embarrass the Chief Minister.
You are bound to be disappointed with a drubbing, but it is one of those things.
Nuneaton Griff also bounced back from a Saturday drubbing, 9-1 against Heather St John's, with a 4-3 verdict at Duidley Sports in the Birmingham County FA Floodlit Cup in which manager Steve Farmer was forced to take over between the posts due to players missing through injuries and work commitments.
As well as defeat to Gloucester last season Biarritz were beaten by 21-17 Cardiff, who went on to the semifinals, while the 2007-08 season brought narrow defeat in Glasgow and a drubbing by Saracens in the final game.
Division One saw Tudor Motors race home to an 8-2 drubbing of The Walkers, as Chris Hooper starred, and Gareth Nation was in fine form for Liz FC as they cruised through 4-1 against Warriors.
The Togo striker, who apologised for his bust-up with team-mate Nicklas Bendtner during the 5-1 Carling Cup drubbing, struck twice in the second half to end the brave resistance of Kevin Keegan's battling side - set to return here next week in the Barclays Premier League.
SALEM - Lane Community College warmed up for the opening of its Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges women's basketball schedule by drubbing Chemeketa 99-58 in the third-place game of the Chemeketa Holiday Tournament on Saturday.
Latent Heat came in off an uncharacteristically bad ninth-place drubbing at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky.
Meanwhile, in India's southern Tamil Nadu state the ruling party--which had backed an anti-conversion bill--received an electoral drubbing, falling back to 69 seats out of 234 (ENI, P.
THIS was the Mullane-Flynn show as Waterford handed Offaly their second drubbing in the space of six days in this All-Ireland senior hurling championship qualifier.
One polyp, nicknamed Stumpy, took such a drubbing that when it retreated to its home patch, it was attacked by its own team.