(past & past part. trounced; pres. part. trouncing)
2. Come out better in a competition, race, or conflict. Synonyms: beat, beat out, crush, shell, vanquish. "We beat the competition" , "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game" 3. Censure severely or angrily. Synonyms: bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task. "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister" , "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
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"Trounce" Quotes from Famous Books
... resumed good humour, "more to be had; if one won't snap, another will; put me in a passion by going off from me with that old grandee, or would have got one long ago. Hate that old Don; used me very ill; wish I could trounce him. Thinks more of a fusty old parchment than the price of stocks. Fit for nothing but to be stuck upon an old monument for a ...
— Cecilia vol. 3 - Memoirs of an Heiress • Frances (Fanny) Burney (Madame d'Arblay)
... there? They argue out with toil intense A 'cosmic' poet's esoteric sense, Of which a world, unwitting, Recks nothing. Yet how terribly they'd trounce Parliament's pettifogging, and denounce ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, February 8, 1890 • Various
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