trounce [ trauns ] verb transitive
to easily defeat an opponent in a game, competition, election, etc.
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Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Trounce — 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.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trounce — index beat (strike), browbeat, defeat, lash (strike), punish, reprehend, reprimand …   Law dictionary

  • trounce — [trauns] v [T] to defeat someone completely ▪ We were trounced 13 0 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • trounce — 1550s, to trouble, afflict, harass, later to beat, thrash (1560s), of uncertain origin. Perhaps related to M.Fr. troncer to cut, cut off a piece from, from tronce piece of timber, from O.Fr. tronc (see TRUNK (Cf. trunk)). Related: Trounced;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • trounce — [v] defeat overwhelmingly bash, beat, blank, bury, bust*, cap, clobber, conquer, cook one’s goose*, crush, drub, dust*, fix one’s wagon*, flog, hammer*, lambaste*, lather*, lick*, make mincemeat of*, murder, overcome, overwhelm, paste*, pommel*,… …   New thesaurus

  • trounce — ► VERB 1) defeat heavily in a contest. 2) rebuke or punish severely. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • trounce — [trouns] vt. trounced, trouncing [< ?] 1. to beat; thrash; flog 2. Informal to defeat soundly trouncer n …   English World dictionary

  • Trounce — Recorded in a range of spellings including Trounce, Trounson, Trownson, Trunchion and Trouncer, this is a medieval English surname, but one of early French origins. It derives from the word tronche, a word probably introduced at the time of the… …   Surnames reference

  • trounce — UK [traʊns] / US verb [transitive] Word forms trounce : present tense I/you/we/they trounce he/she/it trounces present participle trouncing past tense trounced past participle trounced to easily defeat an opponent in a game, competition, election …   English dictionary

  • trounce — [[t]tra͟ʊns[/t]] trounces, trouncing, trounced VERB If you trounce someone in a competition or contest, you defeat them easily or by a large score. [INFORMAL] [V n] In Rugby League, Australia trounced France by sixty points to four. Syn: thrash …   English dictionary

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