trample

trample
trample [tram′pəl]
vi.
trampled, trampling [ME trampelen, freq. of trampen: see TRAMP]
to tread heavily; tramp
vt.
to crush, destroy, hurt, violate, etc. by or as by treading heavily on
n.
the sound of trampling
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trample under foot or trample on or trample upon or trample on or trample upon or trample under foot
1. to crush or hurt by trampling
2. to treat harshly or ruthlessly; domineer over
trampler
n.

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  • Trample — Tram ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trampled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trampling}.] [OE. trampelen, freq. of trampen. See {Tramp}, v. t.] 1. To tread under foot; to tread down; to prostrate by treading; as, to trample grass or flowers. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trample — Tram ple, n. The act of treading under foot; also, the sound produced by trampling. Milton. [1913 Webster] The huddling trample of a drove of sheep. Lowell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trample — ► VERB 1) tread on and crush. 2) (trample on/upon/over) treat with contempt. ORIGIN from TRAMP(Cf. ↑tramper) …   English terms dictionary

  • Trample — Tram ple, v. i. 1. To tread with force and rapidity; to stamp. [1913 Webster] 2. To tread in contempt; with on or upon. [1913 Webster] Diogenes trampled on Plato s pride with greater of his own. Gov. of Tongue. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trample — index spurn, subjugate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • trample on — index damage, mistreat, violate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • trample — (v.) late 14c., to walk heavily, frequentative form of TRAMP (Cf. tramp). Transitive sense is first found 1520s. Related: Trampled; trampling …   Etymology dictionary

  • trample — [v] walk forcibly over bruise, crush, encroach, flatten, grind, hurt, infringe, injure, override, overwhelm, pound, ride roughshod over*, run over, squash, stamp, step on, stomp, tramp, tread, tromp, violate; concepts 137,208 …   New thesaurus

  • trample — UK [ˈtræmp(ə)l] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms trample : present tense I/you/we/they trample he/she/it tramples present participle trampling past tense trampled past participle trampled 1) to put your feet down on someone or… …   English dictionary

  • trample — v. 1) (d; intr.) to trample on, upon (to trample on smb. s rights) 2) (misc.) to trample underfoot * * * [ træmɔɪ(ə)l] upon (to trample on smb. s rights) (d; intr.) to trample on (misc.) to trample underfoot …   Combinatory dictionary

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