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English definition of “trample”

trample

verb [I or T, usually + prep] (TREAT WITHOUT RESPECT)    /ˈtræm.pl̩/
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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