Definition of trample
- trampling on the rights of others
- trampled the flowers
The workmen trampled on my flower bed.
Her glasses were trampled underfoot by the crowd.
Many people were trampled to death trying to escape the burning building.
They are trampling on our rights.
They are trampling our rights.
Their most cherished traditions have been trampled.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: to cause damage or pain by walking or stepping heavily on something or someone
: to treat other people's rights, wishes, or feelings as if they are worthless or not important
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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