\ 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 After tromping up hills and around bends, nearly everyone is wiping sweat away. Adam Harris, The Atlantic, "The Fine Line Campus Tour Guides Walk—Backwards," 29 Aug. 2019 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,, "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

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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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