trounce (

     v 1: beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged
          the students"; "The children were severely trounced"
          [syn: flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash,
     2: 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" [syn: beat, beat out, crush, vanquish]
     3: 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"; "check" is archaic [syn: rebuke, rag,
         reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, scold,
         chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out,
         chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast]