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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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(tr) to beat or defeat utterly; thrash
[C16: of unknown origin]
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v.t. trounced, trounc•ing.
1. to beat severely; thrash.
2. to defeat decisively.
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Past participle: trounced
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|Verb||1.||trounce - 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"
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 conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"|
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"
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"
get the jump - be there first; "They had gotten the jump on their competitors"
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"
outfight - to fight better than; get the better of; "the Rangers outfought the Maple Leafs"; "The French forces outfought the Germans"
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"
outplay - excel or defeat in a game; "The Knicks outplayed the Lakers"
|3.||trounce - 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"|
call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, bawl out, berate, rebuke, reproof, scold, take to task, reprimand, call down, lambast, lambaste, lecture, remonstrate, jaw, rag
castigate, chasten, chastise, objurgate, correct - censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
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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.
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يَهْزِم، يَتَغَلَّب على
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trounce[ˈtraʊns] vt (= defeat) → battre à plate couture
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to beat or defeat completely. Our football team was trounced. oorwin, verslaan يَهْزِم، يَتَغَلَّب على размазвам surrar / castigar rozdrtit fertigmachen banke κατατροπώνω, νικώ κατά κράτος derrotar, dar una paliza lüüa saama در هم کوبیدن löylyttää battre à plates coutures לְהָבִיס हरा देना poraziti, potući megver mengalahkan mala battere 負かす 격파하다 sutriuškinti sakaut menewaskan dgn teruk inmakenslå grundigpobić وهل یا ډبول derrotar a zdrobi, a bate разгромить rozdrviť, nabiť naklestiti potpuno poraziti slå, klå ชนะอย่างเด็ดขาด hezimete uğratmak 痛擊 розгромити, розбити پورے طور پر ہرا دينا thắng đậm 痛惩击
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