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drubbing

noun [C usually singular]     /ˈdrʌb.ɪŋ/ UK informal
a beating or serious defeat, especially in a sports competition: Norwich got/received/took a severe drubbing at the hands of Manchester United.Scoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeatedLosing and being defeatedScoring, winning and losing in sport
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