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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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|Noun||1.||trouncing - a sound defeat|
|2.||trouncing - 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
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