The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.
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.
© Webster 1913.
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