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.
Origin of trample
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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
Word Origin for trample
C14: frequentative of tramp; compare Middle High German trampeln
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
late 14c., "to walk heavily," frequentative form of tramp. Transitive sense is first found 1520s. Related: Trampled; trampling.
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