trample

To trample is to forcefully walk right over something or someone. If you fall down during a footrace, another runner might trample you.

When you trample, you're stomping or stamping: it's the opposite of walking on tippy toes. A dog might trample a flower garden while chasing a ball, and an angry child might deliberately trample her sister's sandcastle, flattening it with her feet. The verb trample comes from tramp, "walk heavily or stamp," which is rooted in the Middle Low German word trampen, "to tramp, stamp, or press upon."

Definitions of trample
1

v tread or stomp heavily or roughly

“The soldiers trampled across the fields”
Synonyms:
tread
Types:
treadle
tread over
Type of:
walk
use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

v walk on and flatten

trample the flowers”
Synonyms:
tramp down, tread down
Type of:
walk
use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

v injure by trampling or as if by trampling

“The passerby was trampled by an elephant”
Type of:
injure, wound
cause injuries or bodily harm to

n the sound of heavy treading or stomping

“he heard the trample of many feet”
Synonyms:
trampling
Type of:
sound
the sudden occurrence of an audible event

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