Most patriotic movies flaunt their pride by having America trounce foreign countries.
As sure as turkey on a table, Tom Brady and the 7–3 Patriots will likely trounce Mark Sanchez and the woeful New York Jets.
The two were just playing, he said, and he was imitating television wrestlers who trounce their opponents.
On Fox News Sunday, he predicted Sharron Angle will trounce Harry Reid for the Nevada Senate seat.
We're going to trounce your team to-morrow in handsome style.
No cheek, kid, else we'll trounce you like we've just trounced your friend Plunger!
Apollo proceeded to trounce the baby, with scant success, however, for Mercury persisted in his assumption of ignorance.
There will soon be fewer pirates for you to trounce, I hope, my lad.
"Wouldn't I trounce the villain for it," she said, as she continued to apply the lotion.
It would be just as well to trounce Lord Byron in the same manner.
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.