- 1[transitive] club somebody/something to hit a person or an animal with a heavy stick or similar object The victim was clubbed to death with a baseball bat.
- 2[intransitive] go clubbing (informal) to spend time dancing and drinking in nightclubs More Like This Consonant-doubling verbs bob, club, dub, grab, rub, sob, throb kid, nod, pad, plod, prod, shred, skid, thud beg, blog, bug, drag, drug, flag, hug, jog, log, mug, nag, plug bar, confer, infer, occur, prefer, refer, star, stir, transfer acquit, admit, allot, chat, clot, commit, jut, knit, pat, regret, rot, spot, submit (in British English:) appal, cancel, channel, control, counsel, enrol, equal, excel, fuel, fulfil, label, level, marvel, model, pedal, quarrel, signal, travelSee worksheet. Word Originverb sense 2 early 17th cent. (as a verb): formed obscurely from club in the sense to hit someone with a stick or heavy object. verb sense 1 Middle English: from Old Norse clubba, variant of klumba; related to clump. Phrasal Verbsclub together
BrE BrE//klʌb//; NAmE NAmE//klʌb//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they club
BrE BrE//klʌb//; NAmE NAmE//klʌb//he / she / it clubs
BrE BrE//klʌbz//; NAmE NAmE//klʌbz//past simple clubbed
BrE BrE//klʌbd//; NAmE NAmE//klʌbd//past participle clubbed
BrE BrE//klʌbd//; NAmE NAmE//klʌbd//-ing form clubbing
BrE BrE//ˈklʌbɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈklʌbɪŋ//