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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.]

tram′pler n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trampler - someone who injures by tramplingtrampler - 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 groundtrampler - someone who walks with a heavy noisy gait or who stamps on the ground
pedestrian, footer, walker - a person who travels by foot
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Shoppers barged their way into every store, grabbing what they wanted and dropping what they didn't on the floor to be destroyed by the next trampler.