Definition of tramp verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tramp

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//træmp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//træmp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tramp
BrE BrE//træmp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//træmp//
 
he / she / it tramps
BrE BrE//træmps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//træmps//
 
past simple tramped
BrE BrE//træmpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//træmpt//
 
past participle tramped
BrE BrE//træmpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//træmpt//
 
-ing form tramping
BrE BrE//ˈtræmpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtræmpɪŋ//
 
 
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(also North American English, informal tromp) [intransitive, transitive] to walk with heavy or noisy steps, especially for a long time (+ adv./prep.) We tramped across the wet grass to look at the statue. the sound of tramping feet tramp something She's been tramping the streets looking for a job. Word Origin late Middle English (as a verb): probably of Low German origin. The noun dates from the mid 17th cent.Extra examples He used to tramp miles across the mountains. I’m fed up with all these reporters tramping in and out. Miners tramped up the hill to the pithead. She’s been tramping the streets looking for work.
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