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

Definition of trounce

transitive verb

: to thrash or punish severely especially : to defeat decisively

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 Are there other dramas that trounce the series in writing and in plot? Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, 1 Aug. 2022 Which is why watching Will trounce through eight seasons in a collection of clean, sleek outfits felt delightful for this new Vogue writer. André-naquian Wheeler, Vogue, 19 July 2022 Even as the youngest member in the group, Brady had the wisdom and understanding to realize that a strong friendship between the five members wouldn’t trounce everyone’s individual working artistries. Jeff Benjamin, Forbes, 10 June 2022 Whatever horrors are assailing the world, the Central Saint Martins fashion class of 2022 managed to trounce adversity: Their graduation show was a wildly uplifting carnival of mobile sculpture, pinging color, and Gen Z magical thinking. Sarah Mower, Vogue, 25 May 2022 Omicron-only shots might outperform them; original-recipe boosters might still trounce them all; none of those data will have clear bearing on the next theoretical variant to rise. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 13 May 2022 Imagine how Trump will be able to post about his political views, announce campaign rallies, trounce his adversaries, and stir up his base all without any restrictions. John Brandon, Forbes, 30 Apr. 2022 Those nonhybrid options, however, all trounce the Maverick hybrid in our testing. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 28 Mar. 2022 In November, Wall Street analysts predicted Ford Motor Co. would trounce GM in EV sales. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, 9 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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9 Sep 2022

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“Trounce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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More Definitions for trounce


\ 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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