Trample

Definition of Trample

Tram´ple
v. t.1.To tread under foot; to tread down; to prostrate by treading; as, to trample grass or flowers.
[imp. & p. p. Trampled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Trampling .]
Neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet.
- Matt. vii. 6.
2.Fig.: To treat with contempt and insult.
v. i.1.To tread with force and rapidity; to stamp.
2.To tread in contempt; - with on or upon.
Diogenes trampled on Plato's pride with greater of his own.
- Gov. of Tongue.
n.1.The act of treading under foot; also, the sound produced by trampling.
The huddling trample of a drove of sheep.
- Lowell.

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