- 1clobber somebody to hit somebody very hard If you do that again, I’ll clobber you!
- 2[often passive] clobber somebody/something to affect somebody badly or to punish them, especially by making them lose money The paper got clobbered with libel damages of half a million pounds.
- 3[usually passive] clobber somebody/something to defeat somebody completely We got clobbered in the game on Saturday. Word Originverb Second World War (apparently air force slang): of unknown origin.
BrE BrE//ˈklɒbə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ˈklɑːbər//(informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they clobber
BrE BrE//ˈklɒbə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ˈklɑːbər//he / she / it clobbers
BrE BrE//ˈklɒbəz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈklɑːbərz//past simple clobbered
BrE BrE//ˈklɒbəd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈklɑːbərd//past participle clobbered
BrE BrE//ˈklɒbəd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈklɑːbərd//-ing form clobbering
BrE BrE//ˈklɒbərɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈklɑːbərɪŋ//