Examples of trounce in a Sentence
our candidate trounced her opponent in the election, winning with 76% of the vote
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Just a year ago, Burdick was starting at receiver for the Rockets, who were trounced by Turpin in the 2016 opener, 27-6.
Friday: The Knights trounced Lehigh Valley 8-3, with Rymer Liriano, Roberto Pena and D.J. Peterson hitting homers before a sellout crowd of 10,254.
The Cards were very much a part of the league's Big Three last season, trouncing FSU and narrowly losing at Clemson.
In another ominous step for artificial intelligence, the best human players in the world in the intricate strategy game Dota 2 were roundly trounced by an AI program, created by Elon Musk’s Open AI.
Trump trounced Democrat Hillary Clinton there, 69% to 26%.
At a Shanghai SIPG match in early May, the team trounced struggling Liaoning Whowin 4-1.
After a long-and-winding NBA season that resulted in the Golden State Warriors trouncing the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games during the 2017 NBA Finals, several of the league's stars are already enjoying their downtime this off-season.
Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in the most expensive congressional race in history, buoyed by a massive injection of GOP ad dollars which trounced spending on her rivals' behalf.
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Origin and Etymology of trounce
First Known Use: 1868See Words from the same year
Synonymsannihilate, blow away, bomb, bury, clobber, cream, drub, dust, flatten, paste, rout, shellac, skin, skunk, smoke [slang], smother, snow under, thrash, trim, tromp, whip, wallop, wax [slang], whomp, whop (or whap), whup
Related Wordssweep, upset; beat, best, conquer, dispatch, hurdle, lick, master, overbear, overcome, overmatch, prevail (over), subdue, surmount, take, throw, triumph (over), win (against), worst; crush, knock off, knock over, overpower, overthrow, overwhelm, subjugate, upend, vanquish; ace (out), better, eclipse, exceed, outdistance, outdo, outfight, outshine, outstrip, overtop, surpass, top, transcend; edge (out), nose out, pip [British]; cap, excel, flourish, score, succeed; break, destroy, do in, finish, sink, slaughter
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: to defeat (someone or something) easily and thoroughly
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