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trounce

 
Verb trounce has 3 senses
  1. flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce - beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"
    --1 is one way to beat, beat up, work over
    Derived form: noun trouncing2
    Sample sentence:
    They want to trounce the prisoners
  2. beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish - 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"
    --2 is one way to get the better of, overcome, defeat
    Derived form: noun trouncing1
    Sample sentence:
    The fighter managed to trounce his opponent
  3. call on the carpet, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast - 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"
    --3 is one way to knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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