- To trounce is to beat or to score a major victory.
An example of trounce is when you beat someone by 20 to 1.
transitive verbtrounced trounced, trounc·ing, trounc·es
- To thrash; beat: “A crew of clean-cut thugs trounced him as he stepped out of a taxi into the unlit street” (Christropher Hunt).
- To defeat decisively: The mayor was trounced in the election.
- To criticize severely: The play was trounced by reviewers.
Origin of trounceOrigin unknown.
(third-person singular simple present trounces, present participle trouncing, simple past and past participle trounced)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Websterâ€™s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.