\ 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
Recent Examples on the Web According to Adobe Analytics, online holiday sales are expected to trounce previous records, leaping 33% over 2019 to $189 billion in the U.S. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Will COVID-19 vaccine shipments delay your holiday gifts? Prepare for Shipageddon 2020 by sending packages ASAP," 11 Dec. 2020 Online holiday sales are expected to trounce previous records, leaping 33% over 2019 to $189 billion in the U.S., according to Adobe Analytics. Charisse Jones, USA TODAY, "Will gifts arrive in time for Christmas? Target, Macy's, other stores offering same-day delivery for holiday rush," 27 Nov. 2020 Troy rebounded from a narrow loss a week ago to trounce Arkansas State 38-10 on Saturday in Jonesboro. Creg Stephenson |, al, "Troy bounces back with 38-10 rout of Arkansas State," 31 Oct. 2020 This would trounce last year’s listing of oil titan Saudi Aramco, the reining IPO champion. Eva Dou, Washington Post, "World’s largest IPO shows power of mobile payments in China," 27 Oct. 2020 Three milestones including an unassisted triple play are achieved as the Indians trounce the Robins, 8-1, and go up in the series. Marc Bona, cleveland, "1920 World Series: Our game-by-game coverage," 13 Oct. 2020 Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G, a 7W chip that Qualcomm believes will trounce a 15W 10th-gen Intel Core i5 by 39 percent. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft refreshes Surface Pro X tablet with a faster SQ2 chip and new color options," 1 Oct. 2020 Tyler Wade, Aaron Hicks and Luke Voit hit home runs and presumptive MLB batting champion DJ LeMahieu had four hits, including a two-run double in the sixth and an RBI single in the seventh, to trounce the Marlins 11-4 at Yankee Stadium. Jordan Mcpherson,, "Day after clinching, resting Marlins see bullpen pounded by Yankees," 26 Sep. 2020 Anyone who understands that classic rock dates further back than Nirvana will dig this weekly Zoom quiz in which Led Zeppelin fans will trounce Lady Gaga's Little Monsters. Star Tribune, "A kid-friendly 'Jurassic Park' cartoon: 10 best to watch, read or hear this week," 17 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of trounce

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trounce

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“Trounce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of trounce

: to defeat (someone or something) easily and thoroughly


\ 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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