To tread under foot; to tread down; to prostrate by treading; as, to trample grass or flowers.
- To beat down with the feet so as to crush, bruise, or destroy; tramp on.
- To treat harshly or ruthlessly: would trample anyone who got in their way.
- To tread heavily or destructively: trampling on the flowers.
- To inflict injury as if by treading heavily: "trampling on the feelings of those about you” ( Thornton Wilder).
- The action or sound of trampling.