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  • v. Present participle of trounce.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
  • n. a sound defeat


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  • If Florida's Democratic trouncing is any indication of what Americans think of the Tea Party's ideals, they're in really big trouble.

    View from the 'sidekick' seat on a Tea Party bus

  • Memphis, which never trailed in trouncing Texas to reach the Final Four, struck back as Douglas-Roberts hit his first four shots.

  • But the next day the little patriotic hero got a sound trouncing from the conquering Caesar.

    Nobel Prize in Literature 1906 - Presentation Speech

  • Your posted experience’s have been many but this last one tells and well dismisses so many of the ill received myths, media brain trouncing pushes people into corners fearing not to venture out and feel the world and the Mexican flavor, as you continue doing.

    Drive from Nogales to Sayulita

  • The Covenant School, a private Christian high school in Dallas, which formally apologized for the big win over Dallas Academy, a small private school for students with learning disabilities, last week, called the trouncing "shameful."

    ABC News: ABCNews

  • A drawn-out court decision in '04 and a clear but unremarkable margin in' 08 when (R) turnout was down and (D) turnout was impressively large hardly makes for a 'trouncing'.

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  • It is to be hoped that this was often considered an equivalent for the "trouncing" which was the common penalty of accident or inadvertence suffered by the Puritan child.

    The Development of Embroidery in America

  • Your self proclaimed "trouncing" which is laugh out loud ridiculous, reeking of utter arrogance and self import but having little substance.

    Army Rumour Service

  • (supposedly around $20million of that is going to Jerry Seinfeld himself), so they presumably hope that they will do something to hit back at the Apple ads over recent years that compare PC and Macs and the 'trouncing' they have received because of them.

    Hi-Tech Gadgets & Technology Blog (UK) - Zath!

  • In trouncing Jennings and Rutter, Watson won the $1 million prize, which IBM is donating to the charities World Vision and World Community Grid.

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