- to beat severely; thrash.
- to punish.
- to defeat decisively.
Origin of trounce
Examples from the Web for trounce
Most patriotic movies flaunt their pride by having America trounce foreign countries.13 Most Patriotic Movies Ever: ‘Act of Valor,’ ‘Top Gun’ & More (VIDEO)
July 4, 2014
As sure as turkey on a table, Tom Brady and the 7–3 Patriots will likely trounce Mark Sanchez and the woeful New York Jets.A Dummies Guide to the NFL’s Thanksgiving Games
November 22, 2012
On Fox News Sunday, he predicted Sharron Angle will trounce Harry Reid for the Nevada Senate seat.October 17: 7 Best Moments From Sunday Talk
The Daily Beast Video
October 17, 2010
The two were just playing, he said, and he was imitating television wrestlers who trounce their opponents.Does an 11-Year-Old Deserve Life in Prison?
February 26, 2009
If any one else intimates that you are a fool, trounce him one for me.The Making of Bobby Burnit
George Randolph Chester
No cheek, kid, else we'll trounce you like we've just trounced your friend Plunger!The Hero of Garside School
J. Harwood Panting
There will soon be fewer pirates for you to trounce, I hope, my lad.Blackbeard: Buccaneer
Ralph D. Paine
We're going to trounce your team to-morrow in handsome style.Frank Merriwell's Son
Burt L. Standish
"Wouldn't I trounce the villain for it," she said, as she continued to apply the lotion.
- (tr) to beat or defeat utterly; thrash
Word Origin and History for trounce
1550s, "to trouble, afflict, harass," later "to beat, thrash" (1560s), of uncertain origin. Perhaps related to Middle French troncer "to cut, cut off a piece from," from tronce "piece of timber," from Old French tronc (see trunk). Related: Trounced; trouncing.