- n a sound defeat
- n the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
- v beat severely with a whip or rod
- v come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
- v censure severely or angrily
- During one trouncing, he separated his left shoulder.
- Sgolne Royal, the Socialist candidate for France's upcoming presidential elections, seemed bulletproof last autumn after trouncing two opponents with high-powered resums.
- As Barack Obama was racking up his sixth, seventh and eighth consecutive wins in the week that had passed since Super Tuesday trouncing her in Maryland, Virginia and the .
- Bobby Bowden in Tampa Tribune
Our kids made a fantastic comeback,Bowden said. "The way they were trouncing us in the second quarter, I didn't know if our kids had what it takes to come back or not, especially with our quarterback out. [Ponder] played better than I...
- Ezra Klein in Washington Times
The most telling poll result from [Wednesday] night's debate was not the CBS survey of uncommitted voters that found Obama trouncing McCain, 53 percent to 22 percent,Ezra Klein writes at the American Prospect's Web site, www.prospect.org.
- Nick Easter in Scotsman
Easter said: "We were never in the game. There were too many free-kicks and penalties. We were always chasing the game." "We are pretty down. That was a trouncing. It was pretty embarrassing, the scoreline."