Two years later he won the chairmanship of the council, trouncing another popular colleague.
A devotee, Kreeft gives Lewis the big philosophical guns, and has him trouncing Kennedy and Huxley pretty comprehensively.
Then he rattled off an impressive end to the season, trouncing Nadal and Djokovic.
With his trouncing of Kay Bailey Hutchison in the primary, Gov. Rick Perry is no longer under the GOP radar.
With the midterms approaching, conventional wisdom has it the Dems will get a 1994-style trouncing.
Have I got to submit myself to a trouncing more than once a year?
The poor old fellow gets his trouncing from the critics monthly.
For my part, I didnt know which way to turn; but no matter, he got a trouncing.
I don't care what you do, so long as I give this little beggar a trouncing.
The trouncing he had at the hands of the reviewers was no more violent than the one administered to Tennyson by Professor Wilson.
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.