Trounce Definition

trounced, trounces, trouncing
trounced, trounces, trouncing
To beat; thrash; flog.
Webster's New World
To defeat soundly.
Webster's New World
To criticize severely.
The play was trounced by reviewers.
American Heritage

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

The Mexican team trounced the Americans by 10 goals to 1.
To punish.

Origin of Trounce

  • 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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

    From Wiktionary

  • From French tronce, tronche, a stump, piece of wood. See truncheon.

    From Wiktionary

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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