[ tram-puhl ]
/ ˈtræm pəl /
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verb (used without object), tram·pled, tram·pling.
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.
verb (used with object), tram·pled, tram·pling.
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.
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Origin of trample
OTHER WORDS FROM trampletrampler, nounun·tram·pled, adjective
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How to use trample in a sentence
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|Louise Creighton
Trampled up from the dry fields by fighting men in scores of thousands it rose in vast floating clouds that permeated everything.The Sword of Antietam|Joseph A. Altsheler
Trampled by muddy German boots were the fine whiteness of French bed-linen.Sketches of the East Africa Campaign|Robert Valentine Dolbey
Trampled vegetation showed them the path to the firing place.The Flaming Mountain|Harold Leland Goodwin
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 of trampletrampler, noun
Word Origin for trample
C14: frequentative of tramp; compare Middle High German trampeln
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