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Trounce   Listen
verb
Trounce  v. t.  (past & past part. trounced; pres. part. trouncing)  To punish or beat severely; to whip smartly; to flog; to castigate. (Colloq.)






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"Trounce" Quotes from Famous Books



... he continued, "not only the husband turn on the outsider, but the wife join her spouse in attacking her would-be rescuer, have seen both trounce the interloper and in their mutual help forget their ...
— Andivius Hedulio • Edward Lucas White

... the hope of a drubbing; told him he lived in an excellent country for a man afflicted with his malady; and promised, if it were at all possible, to create him a private enemy or two, who, they hoped in heaven, might trounce him ...
— Phelim O'toole's Courtship and Other Stories • William Carleton



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