trample
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈtɹæmpəl/
Verb

trample (tramples, present participle trampling; past and past participle trampled)

  1. (transitive) To crush something by walking on it.
    to trample grass or flowers
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Matthew 7:6 ↗:
      Neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet.
  2. (by extension) To treat someone harshly.
  3. (intransitive) To walk heavily and destructively.
    • , All the Year Round
      […] horses proud of the crimson and yellow shaving-brushes on their heads, and of the sharp tingling bells upon their harness that chime far along the glaring white road along which they trample […]
  4. (by extension) To cause emotional injury as if by trampling.
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trample (plural tramples)

  1. A heavy stepping.
    • 2015, Lucy Corne, ‎Josephine Quintero, Lonely Planet Canary Islands
      Newly harvested grapes are poured into a vast vat for everyone to have a good trample upon […]
  2. The sound of heavy footsteps.
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