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trample

verb [I or T, usually + prep] uk   /ˈtræm.pl̩/ us  

trample verb [I or T, usually + prep] (STEP HEAVILY ON)

to step heavily on something or someone, causing damage or injury: Somebody trampled all over my flowerbeds in the night! Eight people were trampled to death (= killed) when the stadium collapsed and the crowd rushed out onto the football pitch.Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoilingInjuring and injuries

trample verb [I or T, usually + prep] (TREAT WITHOUT RESPECT)

to act without any respect for someone or something: She accused the government of trampling on the needs and rights of the ordinary citizen. He argues that Congress trampled the constitutional rights of legal immigrants in the new welfare reform law.Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveNeglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionTreating as unimportant
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