American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To thrash; beat.
- v. To defeat decisively.
- v. To censure something or someone forcefully: "I was out to trounce on every digression and indiscretion conducted (or should I say semiconducted) in this performance” ( Robert Maxwell Stern).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To punish or beat severely; thrash or whip smartly; castigate.
- v. transitive to win against (someone) by a wide margin; to beat thoroughly, to defeat heavily
- v. transitive to punish
- v. transitive to beat severely; thrash.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. colloq. To punish or beat severely; to whip smartly; to flog; to castigate.
- v. beat severely with a whip or rod
- v. censure severely or angrily
- v. come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Let's not forget we've seen the SNP hit the mid to high 30s in other poll so there's no reason why they won't "trounce" Labour yet.”
“We did "trounce" them in the first half but the second half was pretty dire.”
“The last thing the landlady heard him say, as she closed the street door after him, was, that he was off now, to "trounce" the two Tidbury watchmen, for not stopping the robbery -- to "trounce them handsomely," as sure as his name was Matthew Colebatchl”
“In fact, it used to be somewhat of a tradition for graduating students to trounce around the world for a while, whether that happened to be foreign or otherwise.”
“As the Giants went on to trounce the Padres 6-2, Mr. Zimei trudged back to his dressing room, yanking off a fake head to reveal a real head drenched in sweat.”
“The attacks on public-school education have strengthened my resolve not to let outside interests trounce us into the ground without a fight.”
“For Kale, they added a spacious, patient depth that hadn't existed, while laying a punchy hip-hop beat for Vishal Vaid and Iswhat? emcee Napoleon Maddox to float and trounce over.”
“DAVID WELNA: As lawmakers disbanded a week and a half earlier than first planned, Republicans took a few parting shots at the Democrats they hope to trounce in November.”
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“I've half a mind to search out young Miliband and trounce him I served his older brother once, out in Kabul during the Helmand campaign, and know that family always ducks a challenge.”
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All the words which I encounter during my GRE studies. :)
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