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Synonyms for trounce

Synonyms for (verb) trounce

Synonyms: call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, rag, rebuke, scold, dress down, take to task, trounce, have words, lambast, lambaste, lecture, jaw, berate, bawl out Definition: censure severely or angrily Usage: 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

Similar words: criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock Definition: find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws Usage: The paper criticized the new movie; Don't knock the food--it's free

Synonyms: trounce, crush, vanquish, shell, beat, beat out Definition: come out better in a competition, race, or conflict Usage: Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship; We beat the competition; Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game

Similar words: overcome, defeat, get the better of Definition: win a victory over Usage: You must overcome all difficulties; defeat your enemies; He overcame his shyness; He overcame his infirmity; Her anger got the better of her and she blew up

Synonyms: slash, welt, whip, lash, lather, strap, trounce, flog Definition: beat severely with a whip or rod Usage: The teacher often flogged the students; The children were severely trounced

Similar words: work over, beat, beat up Definition: give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression Usage: Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night; The teacher used to beat the students