trounce (v):
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

Related Words: chidelecturerebukereprimandreproofscold
trounce (v):
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

Related Words: beatvanquish
trounce (v):
beat severely with a whip or rod
The teacher often flogged the students.
The children were severely trounced

Related Words: floglashstrapweltwhip
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A bad person will sooner or later be the cause of his own downfall.

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