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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.

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trouncing - a sound defeattrouncing - a sound defeat      
defeat, licking - an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking"
2.trouncing - the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blowstrouncing - the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
corporal punishment - the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime
flogging, lashing, whipping, flagellation, tanning - beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
flagellation - beating as a source of erotic or religious stimulation


nPrügel pl (also Sport); to give somebody a trouncingjdm Prügel verpassen
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but we did receive a trouncing as we scattered in all directions.
Once, during a brief halt, when he got tangled in the traces and delayed the start, both Dave and Sol- leks flew at him and administered a sound trouncing.
Half a dozen special policemen, hired by the Weasel Park management, received an impartial trouncing from both sides.
The Ulster outfit are surprise quarter-finalists and Clarke believes they'll defend in numbers to avoid a trouncing.
It refers to Scotland trouncing England just after the 1966 World Cup.
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As the sixth and seventh seeds, respectively, the pair received byes into the second round, and Davydenko wasted little time in trouncing Benjamin Becker 6-2 6-1.
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Champagne corks were popping at Mumbles last night as they celebrated the Championship of division three south west in style, trouncing lowly Bryncoch 73-23.
Buoyed by a strengthening rental market, the value of Manhattan residential building sales jumped as well, trouncing last year's record of $8.
UCLA fans should expect a similar trouncing when the Bruins host Rice on Saturday.