trample on

trample on
index damage, mistreat, violate

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  • trample — [tram′pəl] vi. trampled, trampling [ME trampelen, freq. of trampen: see TRAMP] to tread heavily; tramp vt. to crush, destroy, hurt, violate, etc. by or as by treading heavily on n. the sound of trampling trample under foot or trample on or… …   English World dictionary

  • Trample — Tram ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trampled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trampling}.] [OE. trampelen, freq. of trampen. See {Tramp}, v. t.] 1. To tread under foot; to tread down; to prostrate by treading; as, to trample grass or flowers. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trample — Tram ple, n. The act of treading under foot; also, the sound produced by trampling. Milton. [1913 Webster] The huddling trample of a drove of sheep. Lowell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trample — ► VERB 1) tread on and crush. 2) (trample on/upon/over) treat with contempt. ORIGIN from TRAMP(Cf. ↑tramper) …   English terms dictionary

  • Trample — Tram ple, v. i. 1. To tread with force and rapidity; to stamp. [1913 Webster] 2. To tread in contempt; with on or upon. [1913 Webster] Diogenes trampled on Plato s pride with greater of his own. Gov. of Tongue. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trample — index spurn, subjugate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • trample — (v.) late 14c., to walk heavily, frequentative form of TRAMP (Cf. tramp). Transitive sense is first found 1520s. Related: Trampled; trampling …   Etymology dictionary

  • trample — [v] walk forcibly over bruise, crush, encroach, flatten, grind, hurt, infringe, injure, override, overwhelm, pound, ride roughshod over*, run over, squash, stamp, step on, stomp, tramp, tread, tromp, violate; concepts 137,208 …   New thesaurus

  • trample — UK [ˈtræmp(ə)l] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms trample : present tense I/you/we/they trample he/she/it tramples present participle trampling past tense trampled past participle trampled 1) to put your feet down on someone or… …   English dictionary

  • trample — v. 1) (d; intr.) to trample on, upon (to trample on smb. s rights) 2) (misc.) to trample underfoot * * * [ træmɔɪ(ə)l] upon (to trample on smb. s rights) (d; intr.) to trample on (misc.) to trample underfoot …   Combinatory dictionary

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