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clobber

verb [T] uk   /ˈklɒb.ər/ us    /ˈklɑː.bɚ/ informal

clobber verb [T] (HIT)

to hit someone or something hard and repeatedly: If you do that again, I'll clobber you (one). to punish someone: The government is proposing new measures to clobber tax dodgers. to harm someone financially: The new supermarket is really going to clobber the small local shops.

clobber verb [T] (DEFEAT)

to defeat completely: The government clobbered the opposition's proposals.

clobber

noun [U] uk   /ˈklɒb.ər/ us    /ˈklɑː.bɚ/ UK informal
possessions, especially those that you carry around with you, or clothes: I've got far too much clobber in my handbag. Did you bring all your tennis clobber?
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