- 1Walk heavily or noisily: he tramped around the roomMore example sentences
- Armed with a third key, I tramp up the stairs once more.
- Brad and Julia tramped up the stairs, each carrying a tray laden with food and cups of coffee.
- You're tramping through the jungle - you just get a feeling of what you're looking for.
- 1.1Walk through or over a place wearily or reluctantly and for long distances: we have tramped miles over mountain and moorlandMore example sentences
- As summer bled its long days into the shortening evenings of autumn, I'd tramp in reluctantly with feet squidging in wet runners.
- In September, 54 conscripts were arrested after abandoning their barracks in southern Russia and tramped nearly 35 miles to the city of Volgograd to protest at beatings by their superiors.
- She and her colleagues spent the next 4 hours tramping around the mountain slopes trying to catch sight of a trogon actually calling.
- 1.2 [with object] Tread or stamp on: one of the few wines still tramped by footMore example sentences
- Immediately, they began to see signs of the enemies' presence… grass that had been tramped by many feet, ruts from wagons, bits of discarded debris.
- We had a good team of 7 people out this morning tramping the streets.
- But he had to tramp the dark streets for three whole nights before anyone would rob him.
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- 1A person who travels from place to place on foot in search of work or as a vagrant or beggar.More example sentences
- In this category fall some of the adaptive activities of psychotics, autists, pariahs, outcasts, vagrants, vagabonds, tramps, chronic drunkards and drug addicts.
- The playground is now taken over by tramps and beggars.
- Headway has also been made on getting the homeless off the streets as the amount of tramps and beggars seems minimal in comparison to major UK cities.
- 2 [in singular] The sound of heavy steps, typically of several people: the tramp of marching feetMore example sentences
- The tramp of those pale feet might interrupt the flow of his patronising patter.
- The hush swept across the great room as those near the entrance heard the first tramp of heavy feet.
- Blue armour was visible, and the tramp of armoured feet was just audible, even above the roaring storm.
- 3 [in singular] A long walk, typically a tiring one: they start off on a tramp from Roxbury to New YorkMore example sentences
- It is really a fine balance running a 26 km two-day tramp in under four hours.
- 4 [usually as modifier] A cargo vessel that carries goods among many different ports rather than sailing a fixed route: a tramp steamerMore example sentences
- It will appear to be just another tramp freighter, but is actually the disguised personal vessel of Lord Isloth.
- Appropriately, he spends most of his days on tramp steamers, skiffs and barges.
- Having transferred to an old Lebanese tramp steamer, he became the ship's doctor, treating women who fainted in the heat.
- 5 • informal , chiefly North American A promiscuous woman.More example sentences
- She is nothing more than a tramp that sleeps around.
- I knew I shouldn't have trusted that little tramp with our secrets!
- She's had a lot of first kisses this year, the little tramp.
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- The deep, turquoise-green pools look as if they are bound to hold trout - and they do, but mainly old and wily browns that have survived the onslaught of passing trampers.
- Bark covered helicopter pads and sites for parking are provided, making the forests attractive to tourists, trampers, mountain bikers and hunters.
- Have you ever admired those pictures of trampers walking through beautiful forest, or standing on a mountain top gazing over valleys or glaciers, and wished it were you?
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- This is a big trend in our society now, people who are really rich, millionaires and that; they dress down and look kinda trampish.
- Yet he moved his pieces with a dexterity which belied his smelly, scruffy attire and trampish demeanour.
- An old trampish man shuffles backwards and forwards onto the stage.
late Middle English (as a verb): probably of Low German origin. The noun dates from the mid 17th century.