trounce

  • 1 Trounce — Trounce, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trounced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trouncing}.] [F. tronce, tronche, a stump, piece of wood. See {Truncheon}.] To punish or beat severely; to whip smartly; to flog; to castigate. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 trounce — index beat (strike), browbeat, defeat, lash (strike), punish, reprehend, reprimand …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 trounce — [trauns] v [T] to defeat someone completely ▪ We were trounced 13 0 …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4 trounce — [ trauns ] verb transitive to easily defeat an opponent in a game, competition, election, etc. ╾ trounc|ing noun count …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5 trounce — 1550s, to trouble, afflict, harass, later to beat, thrash (1560s), of uncertain origin. Perhaps related to M.Fr. troncer to cut, cut off a piece from, from tronce piece of timber, from O.Fr. tronc (see TRUNK (Cf. trunk)). Related: Trounced;… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 trounce — [v] defeat overwhelmingly bash, beat, blank, bury, bust*, cap, clobber, conquer, cook one’s goose*, crush, drub, dust*, fix one’s wagon*, flog, hammer*, lambaste*, lather*, lick*, make mincemeat of*, murder, overcome, overwhelm, paste*, pommel*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 trounce — ► VERB 1) defeat heavily in a contest. 2) rebuke or punish severely. ORIGIN of unknown origin …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 trounce — [trouns] vt. trounced, trouncing [< ?] 1. to beat; thrash; flog 2. Informal to defeat soundly trouncer n …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Trounce — Recorded in a range of spellings including Trounce, Trounson, Trownson, Trunchion and Trouncer, this is a medieval English surname, but one of early French origins. It derives from the word tronche, a word probably introduced at the time of the… …

    Surnames reference

  • 10 trounce — UK [traʊns] / US verb [transitive] Word forms trounce : present tense I/you/we/they trounce he/she/it trounces present participle trouncing past tense trounced past participle trounced to easily defeat an opponent in a game, competition, election …

    English dictionary

  • 11 trounce — [[t]tra͟ʊns[/t]] trounces, trouncing, trounced VERB If you trounce someone in a competition or contest, you defeat them easily or by a large score. [INFORMAL] [V n] In Rugby League, Australia trounced France by sixty points to four. Syn: thrash …

    English dictionary

  • 12 trounce — transitive verb (trounced; trouncing) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1868 to thrash or punish severely; especially to defeat decisively …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 trounce — use of a trouncer …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 14 trounce — trouncer, n. /trowns/, v.t., trounced, trouncing. 1. to beat severely; thrash. 2. to punish. 3. to defeat decisively. [1545 55; orig. uncert.] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 15 trounce — verb a) to win against (someone) by a wide margin; to beat thoroughly, to defeat heavily The Mexican team trounced the Americans by 10 goals to 1. b) to punish …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 trounce — Synonyms and related words: assail, attack, baste, bastinado, bear the palm, beat, beat all hollow, beat hollow, belabor, belt, best, birch, blister, buffet, cane, castigate, clobber, club, cowhide, cudgel, cut, defeat, destroy, do in, drub,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 trounce — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. thrash, beat, flog. See success. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To beat] Syn. flog, pummel, thrash; see beat 2 . 2. [To defeat] Syn. conquer, beat, win, overcome; see defeat 1 , 2 , 3 . III (Roget s 3… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 trounce — traÊŠns v. beat, vanquish; thrash, punish; baffle, bewilder …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 trounce — 1) counter 2) recount …

    Anagrams dictionary

  • 20 trounce — verb defeat heavily in a contest. ↘rebuke or punish severely. Derivatives trouncer noun Origin C16 (also in the sense afflict ): of unknown origin …

    English new terms dictionary


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