Translation of trample in Spanish:

trample

Pronunciation: /ˈtræmpəl/

vt

  • 1.1 (stamp on, crush) pisotear they trampled the daffodils into the ground pisotearon los narcisos they were trampled to death murieron aplastados
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    • Conversely, the likelihood of me trampling anyone as I walk down the street is highly unlikely!
    • There have been villagers in other parts of Zambia mauled by lions, trampled underfoot by elephants and hippos.
    • Last year, 14 pilgrims were trampled to death during the ritual and 35 died in a 2001 stampede.
    1.2 (ignore) [ideals] pisotear; [rights] pisotear, atropellar

vi

  • 1.1to trample on sb/sth police horses trampled on demonstrators los caballos de la policía arrollaron or atropellaron a los manifestantes the newspaper had been trampled on by passers-by el periódico había sido pisoteado por los transeúntes 1.2 (ignore) to trample on sth [on ideals] pisotear algo [on rights] pisotear or atropellar algo he trampled on anyone who got in his way se llevaba por delante a todo aquel que se interpusiera en su camino to trample over sb pisotear a algn
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    • ‘The country's relatively loose control over these companies has enabled some greedy bosses to trample on workers' rights’, she said.
    • Born-and-bred residents are being trampled on by wealthy incomers who push property prices even further beyond their reach, they say.
    • They had a big job to do in taking maintenance work back from numerous engineering companies, but that is no excuse for trampling over workers' employment rights.

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