Tram"ple (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trampled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Trampling (?).] [OE. trampelen, freq. of trampen. See Tramp, v. t.]

1.

To tread under foot; to tread down; to prostrate by treading; as, to trample grass or flowers.

Dryden.

Neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet. Matt. vii. 6.

2.

Fig.: To treat with contempt and insult.

Cowper.

 

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Tram"ple, v. i.

1.

To tread with force and rapidity; to stamp.

2.

To tread in contempt; -- with on or upon.

Diogenes trampled on Plato's pride with greater of his own. Gov. of Tongue.

 

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Tram"ple, n.

The act of treading under foot; also, the sound produced by trampling.

Milton.

The huddling trample of a drove of sheep. Lowell.

 

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