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trample

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

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.

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.
Translations of “trample”
in Arabic يَسْحَق…
in Korean 짓밟다…
in Malaysian memijak-mijak…
in French piétiner…
in Turkish çiğnemek, ayağı altında ezmek…
in Italian calpestare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 踩, 踩,踐踏…
in Russian топтать…
in Polish deptać…
in Vietnamese giậm, giẫm đạp…
in Spanish pisotear, hollar…
in Portuguese pisar com força…
in Thai กระทืบ…
in German (zer-)trampeln…
in Catalan trepitjar…
in Japanese 踏みつける…
in Indonesian menginjak-injak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 踩, 踩,践踏…
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