trounce

verb
\ ˈtrau̇n(t)s How to pronounce trounce (audio) \
trounced; trouncing

Definition of trounce

transitive verb

: to thrash or punish severely especially : to defeat decisively

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Examples of trounce in a Sentence

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

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Putin’s approval rating has slipped in recent weeks after the Cabinet moved to significantly raise the retirement age — a decision announced on the day when the Russia’s national team trounced Saudi Arabia 5-0 on the World Cup’s opening day. Maria Danilova, The Seattle Times, "Russia win in World Cup offers distraction as Putin benefits," 2 July 2018 Putin’s approval rating has slipped in recent weeks after the Cabinet moved to significantly raise the retirement age — a decision announced on the day when the Russia’s national team trounced Saudi Arabia 5-0 on the World Cup’s opening day. Washington Post, "Russia win in World Cup offers distraction as Putin benefits," 2 July 2018 Sure, its strength of schedule—apart from the annual top-25 matchup—leaves something to be desired, but Satterfield’s team is rarely trounced, and Penn State will still be negotiating its identity in a post-Saquon Barkley world. Joan Niesen, SI.com, "College Football Playoff Bracket Busters: Who Could Knock the Favorites From Football's Final Four?," 13 Mar. 2018 Tesla’s profit in the latest quarter of $1.75 a share trounced the average estimate for a loss of 99 cents by analysts surveyed by FactSet. Tim Higgins, WSJ, "Tesla Posts Surprising Profit on Higher Model 3 Production," 24 Oct. 2018 In front of the largest-ever crowd to watch an NFL game at Wembley Stadium, the Seattle Seahawks trounced the Oakland Raiders 27-3 on Sunday. Seattle Times Sports Staff, The Seattle Times, "What the (inter)national media are saying about the Seahawks’ 27-3 trouncing of the Oakland Raiders," 15 Oct. 2018 And Democrats got trounced in the 2010 midterms after passing the Affordable Care Act on a party-line vote. Sarah Kliff, Vox, "Mitch McConnell: if Republicans do well in the midterms, we’ll try to repeal Obamacare," 18 Oct. 2018 Wednesday: Charlotte trounced Lehigh Valley 6-1, behind Poturalski (two goals) and Roy (a goal and two assists). Steve Lyttle, charlotteobserver, "The Charlotte Checkers have won 5 straight games. Now for the really good news. | Charlotte Observer," 8 Apr. 2018 Sinema prevailed while the Democratic candidate for governor, David Garcia, ran as an avowed progressive and got trounced by Republican incumbent Doug Ducey. Nicholas Riccardi, The Seattle Times, "Democrat Sinema wins Arizona Senate seat running as centrist," 13 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of trounce

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trounce

origin unknown

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The first known use of trounce was in 1868

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trounce

verb

English Language Learners Definition of trounce

: to defeat (someone or something) easily and thoroughly

trounce

verb
\ ˈtrau̇ns How to pronounce trounce (audio) \
trounced; trouncing

Kids Definition of trounce

1 : to beat severely : flog
2 : to defeat thoroughly

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