Trample meaning

trămpəl
To treat harshly or ruthlessly.

Would trample anyone who got in their way.

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To beat down with the feet so as to crush, bruise, or destroy; tramp on.
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Trample is defined as to treat harshly or crush with the feet.

An example of trample is squashing flowers while walking through a garden bed.

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To tread heavily or destructively.

Trampling on the flowers.

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To crush, destroy, hurt, violate, etc. by or as by treading heavily on.
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To crush something by walking on it.

To trample grass or flowers.

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To inflict injury as if by treading heavily.
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The action or sound of trampling.
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To tread heavily; tramp.
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The sound of trampling.
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(by extension) To treat someone harshly.
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(intransitive) To walk heavily and destructively.
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(by extension) To cause emotional injury as if by trampling.

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trample under foot or trample on or trample upon
  • to crush or hurt by trampling
  • to treat harshly or ruthlessly; domineer over
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

trample under foot <i>or</i> trample on <i>or</i> trample upon

Origin of trample

  • Middle English tramplen frequentative of trampen to tramp tramp

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • tramp +"Ž -le (frequentative).

    From Wiktionary