Definition of trounce:
thump, oppress, tap out, chit-chat, remonstrate, toss, claver, criminate, arouse, skunk, grumble, smear, work over, knock out, chide, jam, clobber, bewilder, overwhelm, twit, whisk, exhaust, taunt, blast, dust, dress down, thrash, massacre, lather, frustrate, strap, lambast, razz, bother, beat out, flummox, snow under, flap, cut down, annihilate, berate, tucker, jaw, overreach, mop up, chat, outsmart, wash up, chew up, squash, reproof, lecture, smother, whomp, torment, wallop, whup, thump out, paste, mystify, yack, tantalise, blister, dun, bunk, lambaste, ticktock, shellac, dumbfound, stir, raise, wax, bring up, take to task, smash, vex, get at, husk, baffle, pip, ticktack, point out, scald, trim, flog, thresh about, quiver, vanquish, confabulate, break down, puzzle, ride, get to, get, outfox, pulsate, tantalize, tucker out, drum, call down, evoke, bedevil, crucify, thrum, gossip, convulse, circumvent, chaffer, gash, tromp, thrash about, chew out, pose, shoot the breeze, beat, flatten, manducate, censure, irritate, outwit, yack away, stick, perplex, invoke, thresh, squelch, bury, bait, conjure up, pummel, scramble, nark, talk, drub, squeeze, call forth, smoke, yap away, tease, lash, claver, chew the fat, cane, tick, nettle, confab, nonplus, worst, grouch, whip, cod, underdress, chew, skin, have words, chitchat, scold, rack up, amaze, masticate, suppress, rile, chatter, crush, shell, stupefy, rag, rebuke, reprimand, bawl out, whop, rattle on, cream, mash, gravel, chafe, steamroller, devil, soap, put forward, demolish, bomb, annoy, beat up, jactitate, welt, slash, blow away, natter, conjure, rally, visit, call on the carpet.
- attack (part of speech: verb)
- defeat (part of speech: verb)
" I have thought well over the matter, your honour, and I believe we can manage to trounce the rascals- for I agree with you, that there is not a doubt that Thornton and Dawson are the real criminals; but the affair, Sir, is one of the greatest difficulty and importance- nay, of the greatest personal danger.- "Pelham, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009.
- "The Grey Cloak", Harold MacGrath.
- "The Boy Scouts Book of Stories", Various.