(past & past part. trounced; pres. part. trouncing)
2. Come out better in a competition, race, or conflict. Synonyms: beat, beat out, crush, shell, vanquish. "We beat the competition" , "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game" 3. Censure severely or angrily. Synonyms: bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task. "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister" , "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
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"Trounce" Quotes from Famous Books
... wid 'im an' tote he books an' we all's snacks; an' when he larnt to read an' spell right good, an' got 'bout so-o big, old Miss Lawry she died, an' old marster said he mus' have a man to teach 'im an' trounce 'im. So we all went to Mr. Hall, whar kep' de school-house beyant de creek, an' dyar we went ev'y day, 'cep Sat'd'ys of co'se, an' sich days ez Marse Chan din' warn' go, an' ole missis begged ...
— Short Stories for English Courses • Various (Rosa M. R. Mikels ed.)
... done, well done, give me my night-cap. So. Quick, quick, untruss me; I will truss and trounce thee. Come, Wench, a kiss between each point; kiss close, it ...
— The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher - Vol. 2 of 10: Introduction to The Elder Brother • Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
... to war with the Peloponnesians, both at sea, on land and everywhere to make them tremble, and trounce ...
— The Eleven Comedies - Vol. I • Aristophanes et al
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