[ 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.

Origin of trample

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

Related forms

tram·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 Forms

trampler, noun

Word Origin for trample

C14: frequentative of tramp; compare Middle High German trampeln
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