trample

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v trample injure by trampling or as if by trampling "The passerby was trampled by an elephant"
    • v trample walk on and flatten "tramp down the grass","trample the flowers"
    • v trample tread or stomp heavily or roughly "The soldiers trampled across the fields"
    • n trample the sound of heavy treading or stomping "he heard the trample of many feet"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Trample Fig.: To treat with contempt and insult.
    • n Trample The act of treading under foot; also, the sound produced by trampling. "The huddling trample of a drove of sheep."
    • Trample To tread in contempt; -- with on or upon. "Diogenes trampled on Plato's pride with greater of his own."
    • Trample To tread under foot; to tread down; to prostrate by treading; as, to trample grass or flowers. "Neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet."
    • Trample To tread with force and rapidity; to stamp.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • trample To beat or tread down by the tramping or stamping of feet, or by frequent treading; prostrate or crush by treading under foot; tread upon or tread down, literally or figuratively.
    • trample To tread with repeated force and shock; stamp; hence, to tramp roughshod; tread roughly or contemptuously.
    • n trample A frequent heavy or rough tread; a trampling.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Trample tramp′l to tread under foot: to tread with pride, to insult
    • v.i Trample to tread in contempt: to tread forcibly and rapidly
    • n Trample a trampling
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Quotations

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    “Enthusiasm is: A quiet spiritual strength: An inner glow: Faith in action: Greatest asset in the world: Beats money power influence: Tramples over prejudice.”
  • Martin Luther
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    “Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding.”
  • R. Southwell
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    “We trample grass, and prize the flowers of May; yet the grass is green when the flower fades away.”
  • Oliver Cromwell
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    “What is all our histories, but God showing himself, shaking and trampling on everything that he has not planted.”
  • George Earle Buckle
    George Earle Buckle
    “They that crouch to those who are above them, always trample on those who are below them.”
  • Robert Green Ingersoll
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    “I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. trampelen, freq. of trampen,. See Tramp (v. t.)

Usage

In literature:

This mass had been disturbed by a great danger and it advanced with mighty heavings and tramplings.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Those who could not escape were overturned and trampled on.
"The City of Delight" by Elizabeth Miller
The dried mud was trampled full of dead bodies.
"The Broken Soldier and the Maid of France" by Henry Van Dyke
Charging squadrons must trample down with iron hoof all who are in their way.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
It served you just right to have the little vixen trample them under foot.
"The Northern Light" by E. Werner
Old and young, men, women, and children, were trampled in the multitude.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine -- Volume 55, No. 340, February, 1844" by Various
The perpetual trampling of the waters seized my senses.
"At Home And Abroad" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
Lambs, trailing behind, called dolefully to the plunging ewes that trampled each other in their terror.
"Sundown Slim" by Henry Hubert Knibbs
He moved forward at length through the magic moonlight, guided by the sound of trampling hoofs in the building where Jack's horse was stabled.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
They lie down in rows for her to trample on.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
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In poetry:

All lost! but e'en defeat
Hath triumphs of her own,
Wrong's paean hath no note so sweet
As trampled Right's proud moan.
"Sentinel Songs" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Forth from the city, with the load
That makes the trampling low,
They walk along the dreary road
That dust and ashes go.
"The Widow of Nain" by George MacDonald
Lay not thy Works before our eyes
Nor vex us with thy Wars,
Lest we should feel the straining skies
O'ertrod by trampling stars.
"The Prayer of Miriam Cohen" by Rudyard Kipling
O, that like the flower he tramples,
Bending from his golden tread,
Full of fair celestial ardours,
She would bow her bridal head.
"Daphne" by George Meredith
Better by one sweet soul, constant and true,
To be beloved,
Than all the kingdoms of delight to trample through,
Unloved, unloved.
"Better And Best" by John Oxenham
Oh! then I looked back for my cold, quiet home,
As the hell-bound looks back for the grave:
But I heard my soul cry, Who but cowards can fly,
While a tyrant yet tramples a slave?
"The Better Hope" by Ernest Jones

In news:

Principal Is Trampled in a Rush to Vilify .
Nugent tramples the weak-minded .
Free drinks and food C. Great line-up always) I saw a few shows which included Trampled by Turtles and Jeremy Messersmith.
It was a tough holiday weekend for Americans, with Black Friday tramplings and brawls breaking out at stores and malls.
Trampled by Turtles cover Arcade Fire's "Rebellion (Lies)".
Trampled by Turtles star in MN Original and TPT's first Lowertown Line episode.
Here you can watch as hundreds of women prepare to trample each other for fancy underwear at their local Victoria's Secret.
Adrian Peterson trampled the Detroit Lions down the stretch, then said again he's still not 100 percent healthy.
Jets Regain Footing , Trampling the Colts.
Ted Nugent has made it perfectly clear over the years that he won't tolerate the government trampling on his liberty or that of his bandmates.
Trampled by Turtles perform at the Beachland Ballroom, December 6, 2012.
I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday (or, as it's referred to now: "That one two-day stretch every year where we eat way too much turkey on Thursday and then trample-over one another for Christmas gifts on Friday").
ORWELL — A new era had dawned for the Grand Valley Mustangs girls basketball team, and Tuesday night saw the Cardinal Huskies open their season by being trampled completely by this rejuvenated squad of Mustangs, 69-14.
People Getting Trampled During Black Friday Stampedes.
Churches use a federal law to trample local land-use rules.
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In science:

This is understandable since the movement of large groups of people inevitably leads to injuries and deaths caused by trampling and by crowd-pressure.
Walkers on the circle
In a crowd, it is sudden density changes that lead to the abrupt release of the local pressure and finally cause people to fall and be trampled .
Walkers on the circle
As already mentioned, understanding the local fluctuations of the density is of particular interest since the unexpected density changes are suspected to be the main cause for people falling and being trampled .
Walkers on the circle
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