Syn. Sleepy; lethargic; dozy; somnolent; comatose; dull heavy; stupid.
(Drowth) n. See Drought. Bacon.
(Droyle) v. i. See Droil. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Drub) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Drubbed; p. pr. & vb. n. Drubbing.] [Cf. Prov. E. drab to beat, Icel.
& Sw. drabba to hit, beat, Dan. dræbe to slay, and perh. OE. drepen to strike, kill, AS. drepan to strike,
G. & D. freffen to hit, touch, Icel. drepa to strike, kill.] To beat with a stick; to thrash; to cudgel.
Soundly Drubbed with a good honest cudgel.L'Estrange.
(Drub), n. A blow with a cudgel; a thump. Addison.
(Drub"ber) n. One who drubs. Sir W. Scott.
(Drudge) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Drudged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Drudging.] [OE. druggen; prob not
akin to E. drag, v. t., but fr. Celtic; cf. Ir. drugaire a slave or drudge.] To perform menial work; to labor
in mean or unpleasant offices with toil and fatigue.
He gradually rose in the estimation of the booksellers for whom he drudged.Macaulay.
(Drudge), v. t. To consume laboriously; with away.
Rise to our toils and drudge away the day.Otway.
(Drudge), n. One who drudges; one who works hard in servile employment; a mental servant.