tromp

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

Definition of tromp

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Tromp

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

Definition of Tromp (Entry 2 of 2)

Maarten Harpertszoon 1598–1653 Dutch admiral

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms & Antonyms for tromp

Synonyms: Verb

barge, clump, flog [British], flounder, galumph, lumber, lump, plod, pound, scuff, scuffle, shamble, shuffle, slog, slough, stamp, stomp, stumble, stump, tramp, trudge

Antonyms: Verb

breeze, coast, glide, slide, waltz, whisk

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of tromp in a Sentence

Verb

We tromped over the grass. Workmen were tromping through the building all day.

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

But for the prosecutors Monday tromping through the brush, the evidence that factions of the gang were joining forces was just as strong a signal affirming that those working to bring them to justice needed to as well. Lynh Bui, Washington Post, "Fighting MS-13 on two fronts, federal prosecutors from El Salvador and Md. team on investigations," 1 July 2019 Venechuk, 27, and Hoxie, 25, were among the undergraduate students who tromped out to the bluff to do laser scanning. Devin Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "Point Woronzof shrinking an average of 2 feet each year, UAA researchers and students find," 12 June 2019 While their classmates are partying, the Outing Club members are tromping around in the woods, says Waltz. Gloria Liu, Outside Online, "Penn State Axed Its Outdoor Club. What Happened?," 14 May 2018 While the fabric did not do any damage, the activists were prosecuted for tromping across the site and leaving visible trails in the desert near the glyph. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Truck Driver Leaves Tire Tracks Over Peru’s Ancient Nasca Lines," 3 Feb. 2018 Six nights a week in the summer, the doctoral student at Virginia Tech tromps through the woods at Marine Corps Base Quantico in search of northern long-eared bats — a species decimated by a mysterious disease in recent years. Justin Wm. Moyer, Washington Post, "A mysterious disease is killing millions of bats. These scientists are trying to save them.," 12 July 2018 Rikki heard someone coming up the stairs, the heavy strain of weight tromping up the steps. Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, "Algren Award runner-up: "Am I Not Your Animal" by Matt Jones," 2 June 2018 Their analysis suggests that the creatures were Columbian mammoths, a species that tromped from Canada to modern Nicaragua starting nearly a million years ago. Maya Wei-haas, Smithsonian, "Rare Mammoth Tracks Reveal an Intimate Portrait of Herd Life," 26 Feb. 2018 Arbus couldn’t just go, fully clothed, and tromp around the camps. Alicia Ault, Smithsonian, "A Window into the World of Diane Arbus," 24 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'tromp.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of tromp

Verb

1846, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for tromp

Verb

by alteration

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about tromp

Statistics for tromp

Last Updated

7 Jul 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for tromp

The first known use of tromp was in 1846

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on tromp

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with tromp

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for tromp

Comments on tromp

What made you want to look up tromp? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to move or obtain by small maneuvers

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!