trounce

verb \ ˈtrau̇n(t)s \
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

Definition of trounce

trounced; trouncing
: to thrash or punish severely; especially : to defeat decisively

Examples of trounce in a Sentence

  1. our candidate trounced her opponent in the election, winning with 76% of the vote

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Origin and Etymology of trounce

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TROUNCE Defined for English Language Learners

trounce

Definition of trounce for English Language Learners

  • : to defeat (someone or something) easily and thoroughly


TROUNCE Defined for Kids

trounce

verb \ ˈtrau̇ns \

Definition of trounce for Students

trounced; trouncing
1 : to beat severely : flog
2 : to defeat thoroughly


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