trounce


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trounce

 (trouns)
tr.v. trounced, trounc·ing, trounc·es
1. To thrash; beat: "A crew of clean-cut thugs trounced him as he stepped out of a taxi into the unlit street" (Christropher Hunt).
2. To defeat decisively: The mayor was trounced in the election.
3. To criticize severely: The play was trounced by reviewers.

[Origin unknown.]

trounce

(traʊns)
vb
(tr) to beat or defeat utterly; thrash
[C16: of unknown origin]

trounce

(traʊns)

v.t. trounced, trounc•ing.
1. to beat severely; thrash.
2. to defeat decisively.
[1545–55]
trounc′er, n.

trounce


Past participle: trounced
Gerund: trouncing

Imperative
trounce
trounce
Present
I trounce
you trounce
he/she/it trounces
we trounce
you trounce
they trounce
Preterite
I trounced
you trounced
he/she/it trounced
we trounced
you trounced
they trounced
Present Continuous
I am trouncing
you are trouncing
he/she/it is trouncing
we are trouncing
you are trouncing
they are trouncing
Present Perfect
I have trounced
you have trounced
he/she/it has trounced
we have trounced
you have trounced
they have trounced
Past Continuous
I was trouncing
you were trouncing
he/she/it was trouncing
we were trouncing
you were trouncing
they were trouncing
Past Perfect
I had trounced
you had trounced
he/she/it had trounced
we had trounced
you had trounced
they had trounced
Future
I will trounce
you will trounce
he/she/it will trounce
we will trounce
you will trounce
they will trounce
Future Perfect
I will have trounced
you will have trounced
he/she/it will have trounced
we will have trounced
you will have trounced
they will have trounced
Future Continuous
I will be trouncing
you will be trouncing
he/she/it will be trouncing
we will be trouncing
you will be trouncing
they will be trouncing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been trouncing
you have been trouncing
he/she/it has been trouncing
we have been trouncing
you have been trouncing
they have been trouncing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been trouncing
you will have been trouncing
he/she/it will have been trouncing
we will have been trouncing
you will have been trouncing
they will have been trouncing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been trouncing
you had been trouncing
he/she/it had been trouncing
we had been trouncing
you had been trouncing
they had been trouncing
Conditional
I would trounce
you would trounce
he/she/it would trounce
we would trounce
you would trounce
they would trounce
Past Conditional
I would have trounced
you would have trounced
he/she/it would have trounced
we would have trounced
you would have trounced
they would have trounced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.trounce - beat severely with a whip or rodtrounce - beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"
beat up, work over, beat - give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression; "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher used to beat the students"
flagellate, scourge - whip; "The religious fanatics flagellated themselves"
leather - whip with a leather strap
horsewhip - whip with a whip intended for horses
switch - flog with or as if with a flexible rod
cowhide - flog with a cowhide
cat - beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails
birch - whip with a birch twig
2.trounce - come out better in a competition, race, or conflicttrounce - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
outscore, outpoint - score more points than one's opponents
walk over - beat easily; "The local team walked over their old rivals for the championship"
eliminate - remove from a contest or race; "The cyclist has eliminated all the competitors in the race"
worst, whip, mop up, pip, rack up - defeat thoroughly; "He mopped up the floor with his opponents"
whomp - beat overwhelmingly
get the best, have the best, overcome - overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome; "Heart disease can get the best of us"
spreadeagle, rout, spread-eagle - defeat disastrously
get the jump - be there first; "They had gotten the jump on their competitors"
chicane, chouse, jockey, cheat, shaft, screw - defeat someone through trickery or deceit
outsmart, outwit, overreach, circumvent, outfox, beat - beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"
outdo, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, surpass, exceed, surmount - be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class"
defeat, get the better of, overcome - win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"
surmount, master, overcome, subdue, get over - get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"
best, outdo, outflank, scoop, trump - get the better of; "the goal was to best the competition"
outfight - to fight better than; get the better of; "the Rangers outfought the Maple Leafs"; "The French forces outfought the Germans"
overmaster, overpower, overwhelm - overcome by superior force
checkmate, mate - place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game; "Kasparov checkmated his opponent after only a few moves"
immobilise, immobilize - make defenseless
outplay - excel or defeat in a game; "The Knicks outplayed the Lakers"
drub, lick, clobber, cream, bat, thrash - beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!"
3.trounce - censure severely or angrilytrounce - censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
castigate, chasten, chastise, objurgate, correct - censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
brush down, tell off - reprimand; "She told the misbehaving student off"
criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock - find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"

trounce

verb defeat someone heavily or utterly, beat, thrash, slaughter (informal), stuff (slang), tank (slang), hammer (informal), crush, overwhelm, lick (informal), paste (slang), rout, walk over (informal), clobber (slang), run rings around (informal), wipe the floor with (informal), make mincemeat of, blow someone out of the water (slang), give someone a hiding (informal), drub, beat someone hollow (Brit. informal), give someone a pasting (slang) Australia trounced France by sixty points to four.

trounce

verb
To render totally ineffective by decisive defeat:
Informal: massacre, wallop.
Translations
يَهْزِم، يَتَغَلَّب على
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trounce

[traʊns] VT
1. (= defeat) → dar una paliza a, derrotar
2. (= thrash) → zurrar, dar una paliza a

trounce

[ˈtraʊns] vt (= defeat) → battre à plate couture

trounce

vtverprügeln; (Sport) → vernichtend schlagen

trounce

[traʊns] vt (beat) → picchiare; (defeat) → battere

trounce

(trauns) verb
to beat or defeat completely. Our football team was trounced.
References in classic literature ?
He moped into the schoolyard wishing she were a boy, and imagining how he would trounce her if she were.
cried Richard, stepping on the snow- bank to measure the distance from his lash to the negro’s back; “speak truth, or I trounce you.
I set the two stories one against the other, so that you may see that it is not from mere mercenary motives that the present performer is desirous to show up and trounce his villains; but because he has a sincere hatred of them, which he cannot keep down, and which must find a vent in suitable abuse and bad language.
HRI Wellesbourne opened their account in the first minute and went on to trounce Division Five rivals Bell Green Rovers 6-1.
Dennis Trounce, who has been running the store for 25 years, was in the back office when he heard a noise in the shop.
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Quantum Growth is a simple, easy-to-follow service that gives an investor his best chance to trounce the market averages by using only common stocks," said publisher Michael Bell.
NASCAR may sell laundry soap [or Viagra], but anyone rooting For Ford over Chevy, each over Dodge, or hoping for the domestic automakers to trounce Toyota in 2007 should get a clue.
HRI Wellesbourne bounced back from their first Division Five defeat of the season to trounce Stockton Reserves 7-3, Vitor Machedo leading the way with a hat-trick.