from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To thrash; beat.
- transitive v. To defeat decisively.
- intransitive v. To censure something or someone forcefully: "I was out to trounce on every digression and indiscretion conducted (or should I say semiconducted) in this performance” ( Robert Maxwell Stern).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to win against (someone) by a wide margin; to beat thoroughly, to defeat heavily
- v. to punish
- v. to beat severely; thrash
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To punish or beat severely; to whip smartly; to flog; to castigate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To punish or beat severely; thrash or whip smartly; castigate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. beat severely with a whip or rod
- v. censure severely or angrily
- v. come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)