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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trample, tramplingnoun

    the sound of heavy treading or stomping

    "he heard the trample of many feet"


  1. Trampling

    Trampling is the act of walking on something repeatedly by humans or animals. Trampling on open ground can destroy the above ground parts of many plants and can compact the soil, thereby creating a distinct microenvironment that specific species may be adapted for. It can be used as part of a wildlife management strategy along grazing. When carrying out investigations like a belt transect, trampling should be avoided. At other times, it is part of the experimental design. Trampling can be a disturbance to ecology and to archaeological sites.


  1. trampling

    Trampling is the action of stepping heavily or forcefully on something or someone, causing damage or harm. It can be either deliberate or unintentional and is often associated with crushing, flattening, or destroying the thing that is being trampled. The term can also be used metaphorically to describe the suppression or disregard of rights or feelings.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trampling

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trampling in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trampling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of trampling in a Sentence

  1. Walter Lippmann:

    The public must be put in its place, so that it may exercise its own powers, but no less and perhaps even more, so that each of us may live free of the trampling and the roar of a bewildered herd.

  2. United States:

    United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted on visiting Taiwan in disregard of China's serious concerns and firm opposition, seriously interfering in China's internal affairs, seriously undermining China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, seriously trampling on the one-China principle, and seriously threatening the peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.

  3. The National Music Publishers ':

    Peloton fully understood what the copyright law required, having entered licenses with certain other copyright holders, while trampling the rights of plaintiffs by using their musical works for free and without permission.

  4. Letta Tayler:

    A rolling state of emergency risks trampling rights and eroding the rule of law and sets a dangerous precedent for abuse elsewhere.

  5. Surachet Hakphan:

    Elephants trampling on tourists and tourists having their legs cut off by speed boats, this won't happen any more.

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