to tread or step heavily and noisily; stamp.
to tread heavily, roughly, or crushingly (usually followed by on, upon, or over): to trample on a flower bed.
to act in a harsh, domineering, or cruel manner, as if treading roughly (usually followed by on, upon, or over): to trample on another's feelings.
to tread heavily, roughly, or carelessly on or over; tread underfoot.
to domineer harshly over; crush: to trample law and order.
to put out or extinguish by trampling (usually followed by out): to trample out a fire.
the act of trampling.
the sound of trampling.
- trampler, noun
- un·tram·pled, adjective
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How to use trample in a sentence
"trample on my feelings as much as you like," and as he arranged Sylvia's cushions he gave a second sharp glance at her face.The Opened Shutters | Clara Louise Burnham
trample not on any; there may be some work of grace there, that thou knowest not of.Aids to Reflection | Samuel Taylor Coleridge
trample me with the blessed weight of the adorable feet which crushed the serpent!Very Woman | Remy de Gourmont
trample, too, upon that parliament in their turn, and scornfully expel them as soon as they gave him ground of dissatisfaction?
trample out Protestantism; or drive it into remote nooks, where under sad conditions it might protract an unnoticed existence.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. IX. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
British Dictionary definitions for trample
to stamp or walk roughly (on): to trample the flowers
to encroach (upon) so as to violate or hurt: to trample on someone's feelings
the action or sound of trampling
- trampler, noun
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