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Definition of "trounce" [trounce]

  • To thrash; beat. (verb-transitive)
  • To defeat decisively. (verb-transitive)
  • 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). (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "trounce" in a sentence
  • "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"