AskDefine | Define trample

Dictionary Definition

trample n : the sound of heavy treading or stomping; "he heard the trample of many feet" [syn: trampling]

Verb

1 tread or stomp heavily or roughly; "The soldiers trampled across the fields" [syn: tread]
2 injure by trampling or as if by trampling; "The passerby was trampled by an elephant"
3 walk on and flatten; "tramp down the grass"; "trample the flowers" [syn: tramp down, tread down]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To crush and destroy something by walking on it.
  2. In the context of "by extension": To treat someone harshly.
  3. To walk heavily and destructively.
  4. In the context of "by extension": To cause emotional injury as if by trampling.

Translations

(transitive) to crush and destroy something by walking on it
to treat someone harshly
(intransitive) to walk heavily and destructively
(intransitive) to cause emotional injury as if by trampling

Noun

  1. the sound of heavy footsteps

Translations

the sound of heavy footsteps

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

break down, clop, clump, contemn, crush, damage, defy, destroy, disdain, disregard, drub, extinguish, flatten, harm, hit and run, hurt, ignore, inundate, overflow, override, overrun, pound, press, put out, ride down, ride over, ride roughshod over, run down, run over, scorn, set at naught, squash, squish, stamp, stamp on, stamp out, stomp, stunt, tramp, trample down, trample on, trample out, trample underfoot, trample upon, tread, tread upon, violate
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