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drubbing

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈdrʌb.ɪŋ/ UK informal us  
a beating or serious defeat, especially in a sports competition: Norwich got/received/took a severe drubbing at the hands of Manchester United.
Translations of “drubbing”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指體育比賽中的)慘敗,重創…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指体育比赛中的)惨败,重创…
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