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 for Drubbing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drub \Drub\ (dr[u^]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Drubbed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Drubbing.] [Cf. Prov. E. drab to beat, Icel. & Sw.
     drabba to hit, beat, Dan. dr[ae]be to slay, and perh. OE.
     drepen to strike, kill, AS. drepan to strike, G. & D. freffen
     to hit, touch, Icel. drepa to strike, kill.]
     To beat with a stick; to thrash; to cudgel.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Soundly Drubbed with a good honest cudgel.
                                                    --L'Estrange.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  drubbing
      n 1: a sound defeat [syn: thrashing, walloping, debacle,
           drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whipping]
      2: the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
         [syn: beating, thrashing, licking, drubbing,
         lacing, trouncing, whacking]

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