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  • 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,
  • 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."

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