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v. tram·pled, tram·pling, tram·ples
1. To beat down with the feet so as to crush, bruise, or destroy; tramp on.
2. To treat harshly or ruthlessly: would trample anyone who got in their way.
1. To tread heavily or destructively: trampling on the flowers.
2. To inflict injury as if by treading heavily: "trampling on the feelings of those about you" (Thornton Wilder).
The action or sound of trampling.
[Middle English tramplen, frequentative of trampen, to tramp; see tramp.]
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|Noun||1.||trampler - someone who injures by trampling |
bad person - a person who does harm to others
|2.||trampler - someone who walks with a heavy noisy gait or who stamps on the ground|
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