verb (used with object), trounced, trounc·ing.
Origin of trounce
Examples from the Web for trouncing
A devotee, Kreeft gives Lewis the big philosophical guns, and has him trouncing Kennedy and Huxley pretty comprehensively.Three Great Men Died That Day: JFK, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley|John Garth|November 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Then he rattled off an impressive end to the season, trouncing Nadal and Djokovic.Roger Federer: The Transformation of a Tennis Star|Sujay Kumar|July 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Two years later he won the chairmanship of the council, trouncing another popular colleague.
With the midterms approaching, conventional wisdom has it the Dems will get a 1994-style trouncing.
With his trouncing of Kay Bailey Hutchison in the primary, Gov. Rick Perry is no longer under the GOP radar.
It is men that Dr. Parkhurst is trouncing—not their crimes—not Crime.The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays|Ambrose Bierce
On a third occasion he repeated the remarks, whereupon Hood and a friend with him gave him a trouncing.Two Wars: An Autobiography of General Samuel G. French|Samuel Gibbs French
But, by God His faith, an they would be ruled by me, he should get such a trouncing therefor that he should stink for it!'The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio|Giovanni Boccaccio
He loathed his mission and himself and felt that he had earned a trouncing and a disinheritance.We Can't Have Everything|Rupert Hughes
It's a pity that Miss Dorothy hasn't a good big brother to give him the trouncing he so richly deserves.Pretty Madcap Dorothy|Laura Jean Libbey
British Dictionary definitions for trouncing
Word Origin for trounce
Word Origin and History for trouncing
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.