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Definition of trample verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they trample
    he / she / it tramples
    past simple trampled
    -ing form trampling
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] to step heavily on someone or something so that you crush or harm them/it with your feet trample somebody/something People were trampled underfoot in the rush for the exit. He was trampled to death by a runaway horse. trample somebody/something down The campers had trampled the grass down. trample on/over something Don't trample on the flowers!
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] trample (on/over) somebody/something to ignore someone's feelings or rights and treat them as if they are not important He felt that big government was trampling on the views of ordinary people. She would not let him trample over her any longer.
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