[ tram-puh l ]
/ ˈtræm pəl /

verb (used without object), tram·pled, tram·pling.

verb (used with object), tram·pled, tram·pling.


the act of trampling.
the sound of trampling.

Nearby words

  1. tramp steamer,
  2. tramper,
  3. tramping,
  4. tramping club,
  5. tramping hut,
  6. trampoline,
  7. tramroad,
  8. tramway,
  9. trance,
  10. trance out

Origin of trample

1350–1400; Middle English tramplen to stamp (cognate with German trampeln); see tramp, -le

Related formstram·pler, nounun·tram·pled, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for trample


/ (ˈtræmpəl) /

verb (when intr, usually foll by on, upon, or over)

to stamp or walk roughly (on)to trample the flowers
to encroach (upon) so as to violate or hurtto trample on someone's feelings


the action or sound of trampling
Derived Formstrampler, noun

Word Origin for trample

C14: frequentative of tramp; compare Middle High German trampeln

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Word Origin and History for trample



late 14c., "to walk heavily," frequentative form of tramp. Transitive sense is first found 1520s. Related: Trampled; trampling.

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