To trounce is to beat or to score a major victory.
An example of trounce is when you beat someone by 20 to 1.
To thrash; beat.
To defeat decisively.
The mayor was trounced in the election.
To criticize severely.
The play was trounced by reviewers.
To beat; thrash; flog.
(informal) To defeat soundly.
To beat severely; thrash.
Origin of trounce
- Origin unknown
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster'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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.