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tramp

noun uk   /træmp/ us  

tramp noun (POOR PERSON)

[C] a person with no home, job, or money who travels around and asks for money from other people

tramp noun (WOMAN)

[C] US slang disapproving a woman who has sex often, with a lot of different partners

tramp noun (WALK)

[S] the sound of people all walking together with heavy steps: The streets echoed with the tramp of soldiers' feet. [C] a long walk: The girls went for a tramp through the countryside.

tramp

verb [I usually + adv/prep, T] uk   /træmp/ us  
to walk, especially long distances or with heavy steps: to tramp through the forest/undergrowth We spent a week tramping the streets of Rome, looking for movie locations.
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