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When a team is badly defeated or thrashed we sometimes use the noun ‘a hiding‘ to describe this defeat. The team received a hiding or the team were given a hiding. Synonyms for this noun include a thrashing, a heavy defeat or a trouncing.
- Example: Manchester United were given a hiding by lowly MK Dons in the Capital One Cup this week.
- Example: The manager was fired after is team received yet another hiding at the weekend.