- 1Tread on and crush: the fence had been trampled down [no object]: her dog trampled on his tulipsMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1 [no object] (trample on/upon/over) Treat with contempt: a lay statesman ought not to trample upon the opinions of his Church advisersMore example sentences
- ‘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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- An act or the sound of trampling: destruction’s trample treads them downMore example sentences
- The air got clogged with sounds of movement, clatters and tramples of feet and people.
- He heard the trample of a soldier and the muffled sound of the grenade going off.
- The woods began to move, too; and, with the familiar trample of horse hooves, an army clad in drab array appeared at its edge.
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- To them, he became a trampler of the rule of law, an embodiment of every reactionary set-piece American political culture has ever produced.
- We've selected six shoes that run the gamut from high-mileage hedonists to gym-friendly treadmill tramplers.
- The subject of his fourth vision warns would-be or current tramplers to leave the poor and needy alone.
late Middle English (in the sense 'tread heavily'): frequentative of tramp.