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English definition of “clobber”


verb [T]     /ˈklɒbər/ informal
HIT to hit someoneHitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
AFFECT to affect someone very badly : This policy has clobbered people on low incomes .Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
(Definition of clobber verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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