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trounce

[trouns] /traʊns/
verb (used with object), trounced, trouncing.
1.
to beat severely; thrash.
2.
to punish.
3.
to defeat decisively.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; origin uncertain
Related forms
trouncer, noun
untrounced, adjective
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trounce

/traʊns/
verb
1.
(transitive) to beat or defeat utterly; thrash
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin
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trounce

v.

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.

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