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Trounce  v. t.  (past & past part. trounced; pres. part. trouncing)  To punish or beat severely; to whip smartly; to flog; to castigate. (Colloq.)

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"Trounce" Quotes from Famous Books

... The summer comes once mo! To beer, boys! to beer The winter lies in bands, O! And he who won't come here, We'll trounce him with our wands, O! Yo, yo, yo, The ...
— O. T. - A Danish Romance • Hans Christian Andersen

... until five P. M. on the twenty-first of May, when there were three feet of water on the orlop deck; therefore we now thought it full time to leave the ship to her fate, and to seek our safety in the boats. Accordingly, I embarked in the long-boat with Mr. Trounce, second officer, and 74 Lascars; Mr. Robson and Mr. Halkart with 16 Lascars, were in the cutter, and the jolly-boat was allotted to 15 Dutch ...
— Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy • Anonymous

... has Hampton done that you should trounce ill- naturedly its prancers and its sport? You have a breed of asses in the Council, Do keep a breed of ...
— Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign • John Ashton

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