1. trouncing - noun
· a sound defeat
2. trouncing - noun
· the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
3. trounce - verb
· beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"
4. 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"
5. 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
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