tram·ple /ˈtræmpəl/ verb tram·ples; tram·pled; tram·pling
to cause damage or pain by walking or stepping heavily on something or someone [no obj
] ▪ The workmen trampled on my flower bed.
] ▪ Her glasses were trampled underfoot by the crowd. ▪ Many people were trampled to death trying to escape the burning building.
to treat other people's rights, wishes, or feelings as if they are worthless or not important [no obj
] ▪ They are trampling on our rights.
] ▪ They are trampling our rights. ▪ Their most cherished traditions have been trampled.