trample - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] 

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/ˈtræmp(ə)l/
present tense
I/you/we/theytrample
he/she/ittramples
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!