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verb [intransitive/transitive] trample pronunciation in British English /ˈtræmp(ə)l/
Word Forms
present tense
present participletrampling
past tensetrampled
past participletrampled
  1. 1
    to put your feet down on someone or something in a heavy way that causes injury or damage
    Those kids have trampled all over my flowerbeds!
    trample someone/something underfoot: He picked up the child so she wouldn’t be trampled underfoot.
    trample someone to death: People were trampled to death in the crowd.
  2. 2
    to behave in a cruel or unfair way towards someone or something
    trample someone/something underfoot: Cindy was tired of being trampled underfoot by her colleagues.
    trample on/upon: You have no right to trample on people’s feelings!


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