Definition of clobber verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    clobber

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
     
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  1. 1clobber somebody to hit somebody very hard If you do that again, I’ll clobber you!
  2. 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. 3[usually passive] clobber somebody/something to defeat somebody completely We got clobbered in the game on Saturday.
  4. Word Originverb Second World War (apparently air force slang): of unknown origin.

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