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Other Trounce Definition

[v] 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"; "check" is archaic
[v] 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"
[v] beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"

Misc. Definitions

\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.]

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