verbtromped, tromp·ing, tromps Informal
- To walk heavily and noisily; tramp.
- To apply heavy foot pressure on something: tromped on the accelerator and sped off.
- To trample underfoot.
- To defeat soundly; trounce.
Origin of trompVariant of tramp
(third-person singular simple present tromps, present participle tromping, simple past and past participle tromped)
- (chiefly US) To tread heavily, especially to crush underfoot.
- Mother yelled at my brothers for tromping through her flowerbed.
- The hoodlums were tromping pumpkins they had stolen from their neighbors' Halloween displays.
- To utterly defeat an opponent.
- The team had been tromped by their cross-town rivals, and the players were embarrassed to show their faces in school the next day.
1892, variant of tramp.