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verb (used with object) Informal.
  1. to tramp or trample.
  2. to defeat soundly; trounce.
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Origin of tromp

1880–85; gradational variant of tramp, perhaps with vowel of stomp


  1. Cor·ne·lis [kawr-ney-lis] /kɔrˈneɪ lɪs/, 1629–91, and his father, Maar·ten Har·perts·zoon [mahr-tuh n hahr-puhrt-sohn] /ˈmɑr tən ˈhɑr pərtˌsoʊn/, 1597–1653, Dutch admirals.
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Related Words for tromp

bruise, crush, encroach, flatten, grind, hurt, infringe, injure, override, overwhelm, pound, squash, stamp, stomp, tramp, tread, violate

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  1. Cornelius (Martenszoon) (korˈneɪlɪs). 1629–91, Dutch admiral, who fought during the 2nd and 3rd Anglo-Dutch Wars
  2. his father, Maarten (Harpertszoon) (ˈmartən). 1598–1653, Dutch admiral, who fought in the 1st Anglo-Dutch War: killed in action
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Word Origin and History for tromp


1892, variant of tramp; mainly American English. Related: Tromped; tromping.

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