Definitions for: Trounce


[v] censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"; "check" is archaic
[v] come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
[v] beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"



Webster (1913) Definition: Trounce, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trounced; p. pr. & vb.
n. Trouncing.] [F. tronce, tronche, a stump, piece of wood.
See Truncheon.]
To punish or beat severely; to whip smartly; to flog; to
castigate. [Colloq.]

Synonyms: bawl out, beat, beat out, berate, chew out, chew up, chide, crush, dress down, flog, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lash, lather, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, shell, slash, strap, vanquish, welt, whip

See Also: bat, beat, beat up, best, birch, brush down, castigate, cat, chasten, chastise, cheat, checkmate, chicane, chouse, clobber, correct, cowhide, criticise, criticize, defeat, drub, eliminate, exceed, flagellate, get the jump, horsewhip, immobilise, immobilize, jockey, lick, mate, mop up, objurgate, outdo, outfight, outflank, outgo, outmatch, outplay, outpoint, outscore, outstrip, overcome, overmaster, overpower, overwhelm, pick apart, pip, rack up, rout, scoop, scourge, screw, shaft, spreadeagle, spread-eagle, surmount, surpass, switch, tell off, thrash, trump, whip, whomp, win, work over, worst

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