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Defeat someone thoroughly.
trounce, defeat utterly, beat, annihilate, drub, give a drubbing to, crush, rout, worst, overwhelm, outclasshammer, clobber, thrash, lick, best, paste, pound, pulverize, crucify, slaughter, massacre, murder, flatten, demolish, destroy, walk over, wipe the floor with, take to the cleaners, make mincemeat of, turn inside outstuff, marmalizeshellac, cream, skunk, blow outownView synonyms
- ‘I had the pleasure of beating him hollow at Pro Evolution Soccer 4.’
- ‘Kerala's Shiva Priya's dream run came to an end in the 63 kg division where Asian champion Aruna Mishra beat her hollow in the first round.’
- ‘Given the standards of Indian movies, the splendid three-hour session will ensure that you beat the romance on the screen hollow!’
- ‘Irish landlords were bad enough in the past, but this new importation from England beats them hollow.’
- ‘Team-Pakistan beat India hollow at the Kotla grounds.’
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