Definition of Trounce

1. Verb. Beat severely with a whip or rod. "They want to trounce the prisoners "; "The children were severely trounced"

Exact synonyms: Flog, Lash, Lather, Slash, Strap, Welt, Whip
Generic synonyms: Beat, Beat Up, Work Over
Specialized synonyms: Flagellate, Scourge, Leather, Horsewhip, Switch, Cowhide, Cat, Birch
Derivative terms: Flogging, Lash, Lash, Strap, Trouncing, Welt, Whip, Whip, Whipper, Whipping



2. Verb. Come out better in a competition, race, or conflict. "The fighter managed to trounce his opponent"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

3. Verb. Censure severely or angrily. "Sam cannot trounce Sue "; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"

Definition of Trounce

1. v. t. To punish or beat severely; to whip smartly; to flog; to castigate.

Definition of Trounce

1. Verb. (transitive) to win against (someone) by a wide margin; to beat thoroughly, to defeat heavily ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to punish ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) to beat severely; thrash ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trounce

1. to beat severely [v TROUNCED, TROUNCING, TROUNCES]

Medical Definition of Trounce

1. To punish or beat severely; to whip smartly; to flog; to castigate. Origin: F. Tronce, tronche, a stump, piece of wood. See Truncheon. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trounce

troublousness
troublousnesses
trough
trough-shell
trough-shells
troughed
troughing
troughlike
troughs
troul
troule
trouled
troules
trouling
trouls
trounce (current term)
trounced
trouncer
trouncers
trounces
trouncing
troupe
trouped
trouper
troupers
troupes
troupial
troupials
trouping
trous-de-loup

Literary usage of Trounce

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1. Biographical and Critical Essays: Reprinted from Reviews, with Additions and by Abraham Hayward (1873)
"... que iay eii davoir este' trounce dans le nombre de celles qui luy ont escrit. ... trounce ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"... on the pretence that the defendant has found them and appropriated them. OFr. trover, to find. See Contrive. * To trounce. The passage in Judges 4. ..."

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