Dictionary Results for trounces


1. trounce - verb

· beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"

Synonym(s): flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap

Hypernym(s): beat, beat_up, work_over




2. trounce - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): beat, beat_out, crush, shell, vanquish

Hypernym(s): get_the_better_of, overcome, defeat




3. trounce - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): call_on_the_carpet, take_to_task, rebuke, rag, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress_down, call_down, scold, chide, berate, bawl_out, remonstrate, chew_out, chew_up, have_words, lambaste, lambast

Hypernym(s): knock, criticize, criticise, pick_apart





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