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  Definition of trounce
  1. censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger''s car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
  2. come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
  3. beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"
Similar Words: call on the carpet, rebuke, rag, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast, beat, beat out, crush, shell, vanquish, flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap

 

Hyponyms: chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct, tell off, brush down, outpoint, outscore, walk over, eliminate, worst, pip, mop up, whip, rack up, whomp, spread-eagle, spreadeagle, rout, get the jump, cheat, chouse, shaft, screw, chicane, jockey, surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform, outflank, trump, best, scoop, outfight, overpower, overmaster, overwhelm, checkmate, mate, immobilize, immobilise, outplay, bat, clobber, drub, thrash, lick, flagellate, scourge, horsewhip, switch, cowhide, cat, birch

 

Grouped Verbs: outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumvent

 

Entailments: win

 

Derivational Morphology: chiding, scolding, objurgation, tongue-lashing, scold, scolder, nag, nagger, common scold, rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand, lecture, speech, talking to, upbraider, reprover, reproacher, rebuker, conqueror, vanquisher, thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whipping, beating, licking, lacing, whacking, strap, whip, lash, whiplash, thong, switcher, whipper, tanning, flogging, lashing, flagellation, wale, welt, weal, wheal

 

Anagrams: counter, recount

 

 
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