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Trounce   /traʊns/   Listen
Trounce

verb
(past & past part. trounced; pres. part. trouncing)
1.
Beat severely with a whip or rod.  Synonyms: flog, lash, lather, slash, strap, welt, whip.  "The children were severely trounced"
2.
Come out better in a competition, race, or conflict.  Synonyms: beat, beat out, crush, shell, vanquish.  "We beat the competition" , "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
3.
Censure severely or angrily.  Synonyms: bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task.  "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister" , "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"






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