1. [late 18C+] a thrashing [now mainly UK black].
2. [20C+] orders [now mainly UK black].
3. [1980s+] verbal abuse.
4. [1990s+] (US black) robbery.
see under drive v.1
[mid-19C+] (US) to get one’s chance, to get one’s way.
[20C+] (W.I., Guyn.) to berate, to scold severely, to tell off.
1. a savage beating.
2. an overwhelming victory.