a pasting

a pasting

1. A thorough, resounding defeat. We hadn't been practicing during the off-season at all, so we got quite a pasting in our first game. Look, no one is expecting you to win the match. Just don't let him give you a pasting, all right?
2. An intense physical beating. The bouncer hauled the drunkard out of the bar and gave him a pasting in the back alley. You'd better shut your mouth if you don't want a pasting!
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pasting

n. a beating; a defeat in a game. (see also paste.) Our team took quite a pasting last weekend.
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Alex Hales of Notts gave Warwickshire's bowlers a pasting last week, scoring 189 in a total of 600 to set up an innings victory at Trent Bridge, while Middlesex claimed an impressive win at Durham.