Associations to the word «Trampled»
TRAMPLE, verb. (transitive) To crush something by walking on it.
TRAMPLE, verb. (by extension) To treat someone harshly.
TRAMPLE, verb. (intransitive) To walk heavily and destructively.
TRAMPLE, verb. (by extension) To cause emotional injury as if by trampling.
TRAMPLE, noun. The sound of heavy footsteps
TRAMPLE, noun. The sound of heavy treading or stomping; "he heard the trample of many feet".
TRAMPLE, verb. Tread or stomp heavily or roughly; "The soldiers trampled across the fields".
TRAMPLE, verb. Injure by trampling or as if by trampling; "The passerby was trampled by an elephant".
TRAMPLE, verb. Walk on and flatten; "tramp down the grass"; "trample the flowers".
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