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

intransitive verb

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

transitive verb

: tramp
: stamp
tromps the accelerator to the floorJim Becker
: to give a physical beating to
: 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 California’s water officials on Tuesday will tromp out to Phillips Station near Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort to take their second monthly manual snowpack reading of the season — a largely ceremonial event in an age when snow gauges across the Sierra provide digital readings every day. Paul Rogers, The Mercury News, 29 Jan. 2024 This could lead to serious environmental problems as the creatures tromp through fragile ecosystems, outcompete native species and deposit enormous amounts of feces in waterways. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Nov. 2023 Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run spurred thousands to tromp through the woods barefoot. Sheon Han February 9, Longreads, 9 Feb. 2023 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

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Word History


by alteration

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tromp was in 1846

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“Tromp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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ˈträmp How to pronounce tromp (audio)

Biographical Definition


biographical name

ˈtrȯmp How to pronounce Tromp (audio)
Maarten Harpertszoon 1598–1653 Dutch admiral
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