trounce

[trouns]
verb (used with object), trounced, trouncing.
1.
to beat severely; thrash.
2.
to punish.
3.
to defeat decisively.

Origin:
1545–55; origin uncertain

trouncer, noun
untrounced, adjective
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trounce (traʊns)
 
vb
(tr) to beat or defeat utterly; thrash
 
[C16: of unknown origin]

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trounce
1551, "to trouble, afflict, harass," later "to beat, thrash" (1568), of uncertain origin. Perhaps related to M.Fr. troncer "to cut, cut off a piece from," from tronce "piece of timber," from O.Fr. tronc (see trunk).
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Example sentences
They usually trounce the market when times get tough.
He will probably trounce his one declared opponent and anyone else who enters the race.
It doesn't mean they didn't trounce almost every nomadic empire to rise there.
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