trample

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English trample, from tramp +‎ -le (frequentative).

Attested in the original sense 'walk heavily' since early 14th century.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɹæmpəl/
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  • Rhymes: -æmpəl

Verb[edit]

trample (third-person singular simple present tramples, present participle trampling, simple past and past participle trampled)

  1. (transitive) To crush something by walking on it.
    to trample grass or flowers
  2. (by extension) To treat someone harshly.
  3. (intransitive) To walk heavily and destructively.
    • June 9, 1960, Charles Dickens, 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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Noun[edit]

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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German[edit]

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trample

  1. inflection of trampeln:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative
    3. first/third-person singular subjunctive I

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German *trampen, itself borrowed from Middle Low German trampen, from Old Saxon *trampan, from Proto-West Germanic *trampan (to step).

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Verb[edit]

trample

  1. to tread
  2. to trample

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