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Definition of trounce verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

trounce

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//traʊns//
 
; NAmE NAmE//traʊns//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they trounce
BrE BrE//traʊns//
 
; NAmE NAmE//traʊns//
 
he / she / it trounces
BrE BrE//ˈtraʊnsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtraʊnsɪz//
 
past simple trounced
BrE BrE//traʊnst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//traʊnst//
 
past participle trounced
BrE BrE//traʊnst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//traʊnst//
 
-ing form trouncing
BrE BrE//ˈtraʊnsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtraʊnsɪŋ//
 
 
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trounce somebody (formal) to defeat somebody completely Brazil trounced Italy 5–1 in the final. He was roundly trounced in last November’s election. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (also in the sense ‘afflict’): of unknown origin.
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