trounce

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Word of the Day
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trounce

Pronunciation /traʊns/
verb
[with object]
1 Defeat heavily in a contest.
1.1 Rebuke or punish severely.

Origin
Mid 16th century (also in the sense ‘afflict’): of unknown origin.

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Tom tore himself up, needing no external rebuke. Once again, distracted, he’d been trounced by the passage of time.

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