HyperDic: trounce

English > 3 senses of the word trounce:
VERBcontacttrounce, flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strapbeat severely with a whip or rod
competitiontrounce, beat, beat out, crush, shell, vanquishcome out better in a competition, race, or conflict
communicationtrounce, call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambastcensure severely or angrily
trounce > pronunciation
Soundstraw'ns
Rhymesannounce ... renounce: 10 rhymes with awns...
English > trounce: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningBeat severely with a whip or rod.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to trounce the prisoners
Example "The children were severely trounced"
Synonymsflog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap
NarrowerbirchWhip with a birch twig
catBeat with a cat-o'-nine-tails
cowhideflog with a cowhide
flagellate, scourgeWhip
horsewhipWhip with a whip intended for horses
leatherWhip with a leather strap
switchflog with or as if with a flexible rod
Broaderbeat, beat up, work overGive a beating to
Spanishazotar, flagelar, fustigar
Catalanassotar, fuetejar, fustigar
Nounstrouncingthe act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
English > trounce: 3 senses > verb 2, competition
MeaningCome out better in a competition, race, or conflict.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe fighter managed to trounce his opponent
Synonymsbeat, beat out, crush, shell, vanquish
EntailswinBe the winner in a contest or competition
Narrowercheat, chouse, shaft, screw, chicane, jockeydefeat someone through trickery or deceit
checkmate, mateplace an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game / game / game
cream, bat, clobber, drub, thrash, lickBeat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
eliminateRemove from a contest or race
get the best, have the best, overcomeOvercome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome
get the jumpBe there first
immobilize, immobilisemake defenseless
outdo, outflank, trump, best, scoopget the better of
outfightTo fight better than
outplayexcel or defeat in a game / game / game
outpoint, outscorescore more points than one's opponents
overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, masterGet on top of
overpower, overmaster, overwhelmOvercome by superior force
spread-eagle, spreadeagle, routdefeat disastrously
surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperformBe or do something to a greater degree
walk overBeat easily
whompBeat overwhelmingly
worst, pip, mop up, whip, rack updefeat thoroughly
Broaderget the better of, overcome, defeatwin a victory over
Similar tooutwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumventBeat through cleverness and wit
Spanishaplastar, bombardear, dar una paliza, derrotar, ganar, triunfar, vencer
Catalanconquerir, derrotar, guanyar, vèncer
Nounstrouncinga sound defeat
English > trounce: 3 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningcensure severely or angrily.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymscall on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast
Narrowerchastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correctcensure severely
tell off, brush downreprimand
Broaderknock, criticize, criticise, pick apartfind fault with
Spanishamonestar, censurar, criticar, dar una paliza, discutir, echar una reprimenda, increpar, llamar la atención, poner verde, rechazar, reconvenir, regañar, reñir, reprender a gritos, reprender, reprimir, reprobar, reprochar, retar, tener unas palabras, vociferar
Catalanamonestar, increpar, reganyar, renyar, reprendre

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