Trounce vs Assail - What's the difference?

trounce | assail |


As verbs the difference between trounce and assail

is that trounce is to win against (someone) by a wide margin; to beat thoroughly, to defeat heavily while assail is to attack violently using words or force.

trounce

English

Verb

(trounc)
  • to win against (someone) by a wide margin; to beat thoroughly, to defeat heavily
  • The Mexican team trounced the Americans by 10 goals to 1.
  • to punish
  • to beat severely; thrash
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    assail

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To attack violently using words or force.
  • Muggers assailed them as they entered an alley.
    For the next six months or so those children will assail her in public with demands for an improper story! (from H.H. Munro's short story, "The Storyteller").