Drub meaning

drŭb
To instill forcefully.

Drubbed the lesson into my head.

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To pound; throb.
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A blow with a heavy instrument, such as a stick.
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To defeat soundly in a fight, contest, etc.
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To forcefully teach something.
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To defeat someone soundly; to annihilate or crush.
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To thrash with a stick.
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To stamp (the feet).
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To drum or tap.
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A blow as with a club; thump.
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To beat the ground; stamp.
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To beat as with a stick or club; cudgel; thrash.
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To beat (someone or something) with a stick.
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To criticize harshly; to excoriate.
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Origin of drub

  • Perhaps Arabic dialectal ḍrab from ḍaraba to hit ṣ́rb in Semitic roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • 1625, originally a dialectal word (Kent) drab, variant of drop, dryp, drib (“to beat”), from Middle English drepen (preterit drop, drap, drape (“to strike, kill”)) from Old English drepan (“to strike”), from Proto-Germanic *drepaną (“to beat, bump, strike, slay”), from Proto-Indo-European *dhrebh- (“to strike, crush, kill”). Akin to Old Frisian drop (“a blow, beat”), Old High German treffan (“to hit”), Old Norse drepa (“to strike, slay, kill”). Compare also dub. More at drape.
    From Wiktionary