verb (used without object), tram·pled, tram·pling.
verb (used with object), tram·pled, tram·pling.
Origin of trample
Related Words for trampledcrush, violate, injure, overwhelm, stomp, squash, hurt, infringe, flatten, encroach, override, pound, tread, stamp, bruise, grind, tramp, tromp
Examples from the Web for trampled
Historical Examples of trampled
Trampled vegetation showed them the path to the firing place.The Flaming Mountain
Harold Leland Goodwin
Trampled by the buffalo, every bush and low tree had been stripped bare.Scouting with Daniel Boone
Everett T. Tomlinson
Trampled down by the ignoble feet of strangers, its springs still retain force enough to restore itself.English Past and Present
Richard Chevenix Trench
Trampled upon, broken-spirited, and as if that's not enough, in my idiocy I must needs fall in love!The Storm
Aleksandr Nicolaevich Ostrovsky
Trampled upon by the terrified horses and wounded by the arrows, they lay writhing on the ground in agony.Life of Edward the Black Prince
verb (when intr, usually foll by on, upon, or over)
Word Origin for trample
late 14c., "to walk heavily," frequentative form of tramp. Transitive sense is first found 1520s. Related: Trampled; trampling.