\ 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


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

Definition of Tromp (Entry 2 of 2)

Maarten Harpertszoon 1598–1653 Dutch admiral

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Synonyms & Antonyms for tromp

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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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 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, "The Best Water Shoes for Beach Days, Wet Hikes, and Just Jumping in Puddles," 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, "In Half-Life’s improv scene, anyone can speak for Gordon Freeman," 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, "The real reason we’re seeing more wildlife during the pandemic," 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,, "Fans going wild over Super Bowl all over the Bay Area," 2 Feb. 2020 Back in the United States, my parents, like others searching for healthy hobbies, tromped on volksmarches. Washington Post, "For Christmas, I’m absolving my dad. He is forever off the hook.," 25 Dec. 2019 From tromping through dense forest to rappelling off cliffs, the team does what’s necessary to collect seeds and cuttings and to identify areas that need protection. Chris Johns, National Geographic, "Going to extremes to preserve rare tropical plant species," 20 Sep. 2019 Seeing Five-year-old twins Mozely and Hazel Martin tromping along South Boulder Creek could have been the beginning of any fairy tale. Joe Amon, The Denver Post, "The Year in Photos 2019: Joe Amon," 11 Dec. 2019 Though Saul’s most recent season spent a little too much time tromping through Breaking Bad territory, the show can still turn small moments — like Rhea Seehorn’s Kim listening to Jimmy read a letter from Chuck — into devastating drama. Darren Franich,, "The best TV shows of the decade," 5 Dec. 2019

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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