verb (used with object), trounced, trounc·ing.
- trough roof,
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)|Melissa Leon|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
On Fox News Sunday, he predicted Sharron Angle will trounce Harry Reid for the Nevada Senate seat.
The two were just playing, he said, and he was imitating television wrestlers who trounce their opponents.
There will soon be fewer pirates for you to trounce, I hope, my lad.Blackbeard: Buccaneer|Ralph D. Paine
Hate that old Don; used me very ill; wish I could trounce him.Cecilia, Volume 3 (of 3)|Frances (Fanny) Burney (Madame d'Arblay)
Yet thereupon the actor dared, saying: "But for—others—I'd trounce you with it like a schoolmaster."Gideon's Band|George W. Cable
This was the young man who, less than an hour ago, was vowing to trounce the author of "Ashes" for his gloomy view of life.The Call of the Town|John Alexander Hammerton
Apollo proceeded to trounce the baby, with scant success, however, for Mercury persisted in his assumption of ignorance.The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art (2nd ed.) (1911)|Charles Mills Gayley
Word Origin 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.