trounce

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verb \ˈtrau̇n(t)s\

Definition of trounce

trounced

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trouncing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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

Origin and Etymology of trounce

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1868


TROUNCE Defined for English Language Learners

trounce

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verb \ˈtrau̇n(t)s\

Definition of trounce for English Language Learners

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


TROUNCE Defined for Kids

trounce

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verb \ˈtrau̇ns\

Definition of trounce for Students

trounced

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trouncing

  1. 1 :  to beat severely :  flog

  2. 2 :  to defeat thoroughly



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