kill in large numbers
Geek alert: There is a comic book villain named Annihilus, whose hobby is not knitting.
an easy victory
This word originally referred to angry quarrels that likely involved blowhards.
defeat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
kill in large numbers
the Beavers 87-61 two weeks ago and hope to repeat that rare stellar performance at 8 p.m.Seattle Times (Jan 17, 2017)
be in control
beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
Gregg Williams, the Rams’ defensive coordinator, spoke with reporters for the first time since last week’s 49-21
by the New Orleans Saints.Los Angeles Times (Dec 2, 2016)
With its short, sharp sound, drub almost sound like the pounding it represents.
cause to feel self-conscious
27-point loss to Albany, do the Retrievers run laps or just get a light rolled-up newspaper tap on their noses?Washington Post (Jan 23, 2017)
The idea here is that a lousy team was masquerading as a good one. In a similar vein, sometimes people say a team that’s been exposed or embarrassed has been undressed.
show; make visible or apparent
Left tackle Nate Solder said the vulnerabilities that were
last week by the Texans isn’t always a bad thing.Seattle Times (Jan 20, 2017)
strike, usually with the fist
Laurel on Tuesday and DuVal on Friday to stay unbeaten against Prince George’s County competition.Washington Post (Jan 9, 2017)
a defeat in a game where one side fails to score
The Packers were
in the opening half and trailed 31-0 before finally getting on the scoreboard.Reuters (Jan 22, 2017)
give a beating to
It’s fitting that thrash rhymes with crash and smash.
deliver a hard blow to
This can also be a sound effect for a blow or crash. Thwack! Thwack!
defeat in a competition, race, or conflict
cause someone to suffer some adverse circumstance
defeat soundly and utterly
His favorite game was probably 1935, four years before Union Station opened, when Alabama, one of the best teams he’s ever seen,
Stanford.Los Angeles Times (Dec 24, 2016)
This was originally a word for something it rhymed with: a horse’s gallop.
having one side lower or smaller or lighter than the other
This word originally referred to ships that were bigger or heavier on one side, which doesn’t sound like a recipe for staying afloat.
an overwhelming defeat
He was Seattle’s defensive coordinator during back-to-back Super Bowl appearances - one a
of the Broncos, the other a heartbreaking loss to the Patriots.Washington Times (Jan 23, 2017)
defensive players try to break through the offensive line
When comedian George Carlin compared football and war, this word was exhibit A.