Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To walk heavily and noisily; tramp.
  • intransitive verb To apply heavy foot pressure on something.
  • intransitive verb To trample underfoot.
  • intransitive verb To defeat soundly; trounce.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Obsolete forms of trump.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A blowing apparatus, in which air, drawn into the upper part of a vertical tube through side holes by a stream of water within, is carried down with the water into a box or chamber below which it is led to a furnace.
  • noun obsolete A trumpet; a trump.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To tread heavily, especially to crush underfoot.
  • verb To utterly defeat an opponent.
  • noun A blowing apparatus in which air, drawn into the upper part of a vertical tube through side holes by a stream of water within, is carried down with the water into a box or chamber below which it is led to a furnace.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Variant of tramp.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

1892, variant of tramp.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

French trombe, trompe, a waterspout, a water-blowing machine. Compare trump, a trumpet.

Examples

  • Next came the flashing of Hiram’s lantern, and the _tromp, tromp, tromp_, in much quicker tempo than usual, of Hiram’s heavy boots.

    More Jonathan Papers

  • Even though I owned a copy of the movie on DVD, I was eager to tromp out in the rain and check out the film once more.

    My evening with Black, White and Schodt | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

  • I am a spinner boy, but if I do bait I love to tromp around the stream and find whatever is crawling around and that tops any store bought bait.

    What are good baits for brook trouts besides worms?

  • I am a spinner boy, but if I do bait I love to tromp around the stream and find whatever is crawling around and that tops any store bought bait.

    What are good baits for brook trouts besides worms?

  • From within the sanctum came the tromp of Bigs and the scratch of talons and the skitter of claws.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • From within the sanctum came the tromp of Bigs and the scratch of talons and the skitter of claws.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • Across the street, two houses over, they tromp across the dead grass at the Martin place and, with their heads nervously on the lookout, sneak through the side gate.

    Hopefulness

  • Across the street, two houses over, they tromp across the dead grass at the Martin place and, with their heads nervously on the lookout, sneak through the side gate.

    Hopefulness

  • "With no refusal, you don't have to go tromp down to the police station and then to a judge's house and then to a hospital, because you have everyone in one central location," said Warren Diepraam, a prosecutor in Montgomery County, north of Houston, which has a no-refusal campaign in place from Thanksgiving through New Year's.

    Texas Blood Test Aims at Drunk Drivers

  • From within the sanctum came the tromp of Bigs and the scratch of talons and the skitter of claws.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.