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