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Etymology

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From French tronce, tronche, a stump, piece of wood. See truncheon.

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Verb

Infinitive
to trounce

Third person singular
trounc

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to trounce (third-person singular simple present trounc, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) to win against (someone) by a wide margin; to beat thoroughly, to defeat heavily
    The American team trounced the Mexicans by 10 goals to 1.

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