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 for drub
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.
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           Soundly Drubbed with a good honest cudgel.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drub \Drub\, n.
     A blow with a cudgel; a thump. --Addison.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight;
           "We licked the other team on Sunday!" [syn: cream, bat,
           clobber, drub, thrash, lick]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  147 Moby Thesaurus words for "drub":
     bang, bash, baste, bastinado, bat, batter, beat, beat all hollow,
     beat hollow, beating, belabor, belt, best, biff, birch, blister,
     blow, bonk, buffet, cane, castigate, chop, clip, clobber, clop,
     clout, club, clump, cowhide, crack, cudgel, cut, dash, debacle,
     defeasance, defeat, destroy, dig, dint, do in, drubbing, drumming,
     excoriate, fix, flagellate, flail, flap, flay, flog, fusillade,
     fustigate, give a whipping, give the stick, hammer, hide, hit,
     hors de combat, horsewhip, jab, knock, knout, lace, lambaste,
     larrup, lash, lather, lay on, lick, licking, maul, outclass, outdo,
     outfight, outgeneral, outmaneuver, outpoint, outrun, outsail,
     outshine, overthrow, overwhelm, paste, patter, pelt, pistol-whip,
     plunk, poke, pommel, pound, pulverize, pummel, punch, put, rap,
     rawhide, rout, ruin, scorch, score, scourge, settle, shellac,
     shellacking, skin, skin alive, slam, slash, sledgehammer, slog,
     slug, smack, smash, smear, smite, sock, spank, stamp, stomp, strap,
     stripe, stroke, swat, swing, swinge, swipe, switch, tattoo, thrash,
     thresh, thump, thwack, trample, tread, trim, triumph over, trounce,
     trouncing, truncheon, undo, vanquishment, wallop, whack, whale,
     whip, whop, worst, yerk

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