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 for trounce
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trounce \Trounce\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trounced; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Trouncing.] [F. tronce, tronche, a stump, piece of wood.
     See Truncheon.]
     To punish or beat severely; to whip smartly; to flog; to
     castigate. [Colloq.]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  trounce
      v 1: beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often
           flogged the students"; "The children were severely
           trounced" [syn: flog, welt, whip, lather, lash,
           slash, strap, trounce]
      2: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi
         beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the
         competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football
         game" [syn: beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce,
         vanquish]
      3: censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child
         for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime
         Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing
         cold soup" [syn: call on the carpet, take to task,
         rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture,
         reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold,
         chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out,
         chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  92 Moby Thesaurus words for "trounce":
     assail, attack, baste, bastinado, bear the palm, beat,
     beat all hollow, beat hollow, belabor, belt, best, birch, blister,
     buffet, cane, castigate, clobber, club, cowhide, cudgel, cut,
     defeat, destroy, do in, drub, excoriate, fix, flagellate, flail,
     flay, flog, fustigate, give a whipping, give the stick, hide,
     hors de combat, horsewhip, knout, lace, lambaste, lash, lather,
     lay on, lick, outclass, outdo, outfight, outgeneral, outmaneuver,
     outpoint, outrun, outsail, outshine, overwhelm, pistol-whip,
     pommel, pummel, put, rawhide, roast, ruin, scarify, scathe, scorch,
     scourge, settle, shellac, skin, skin alive, slash, smite, spank,
     strap, stripe, swinge, switch, take the cake, thrash, thump, trim,
     triumph, triumph over, truncheon, undo, walk all over, wallop,
     whale, whip, whomp, whop, win, worst
  
  

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