1. beat severely with a whip or rod

- The children were severely trounced

Similar word(s): flog, lash, lather, slash, strap, welt, whip

Definition categories: contact, beat

2. come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

Similar word(s): beat, crush, shell, vanquish

Definition categories: competition, defeat, overcome

3. censure severely or angrily

Similar word(s): berate, chide, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, scold

Definition categories: communication, criticise, criticize, knock

Sentences with trounce as a verb:

- The Mexican team trounced the Americans by 10 goals to 1.