\ ˈträmp How to pronounce tromp (audio) , ˈtrȯmp \
tromped; tromping; tromps

Definition of tromp

intransitive verb

1 : tramp sense 1 a lot of knocking on doors, tromping from room to room— Sara Davidson
2 : to step hard : stamp tromped on the brake

transitive verb

1 : tramp
2 : stamp tromps the accelerator to the floor— Jim Becker
3a : to give a physical beating to
b : to defeat decisively

Examples of tromp in a Sentence

We tromped over the grass. Workmen were tromping through the building all day.
Recent Examples on the Web And these toadlets, which tromp about the mountainous cloud forests of Brazil, are found in leafy habitats where larger ones are not, Pie said, suggesting that their petiteness is in some way essential to their survival there. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 15 June 2022 But many braved the elements and tried to tromp home on foot. Mike Klingaman,, 6 Jan. 2022 With that many people, having everyone tromp up to the main house to do their business quickly became untenable. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, 1 Nov. 2021 This shoe is ideal for anyone tromping around in wet terrain, providing the breathability of a sandal with the protection of a full shoe. Janna Irons, Popular Mechanics, 26 Mar. 2020 Wayne's version of Freeman tromps through the halls of Black Mesa with his cavalcade of fools, turning the entire self-serious narrative of Half-Life on its head. Emily Rose, Ars Technica, 16 Apr. 2020 As the world has slowed down to stave off the spread of COVID-19, stories of wild animals tromping into now-quiet city streets have gone viral online. Ula Chrobak, Popular Science, 9 Apr. 2020 San Francisco throbbed red and gold Sunday as the 49ers tromped into the Super Bowl for the first time in seven years, with every conceivable sports bar rocking hard and block parties filling driveways and living rooms with screaming fans. Evan Sernoffsky,, 2 Feb. 2020 Back in the United States, my parents, like others searching for healthy hobbies, tromped on volksmarches. Washington Post, 25 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of tromp

1846, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for tromp

by alteration

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Tromp biographical name

\ ˈtrȯmp How to pronounce Tromp (audio) , ˈträmp \

Definition of Tromp

Maarten Harpertszoon 1598–1653 Dutch admiral


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