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trample someone or something down

to crush down someone or something with the feet. Stay out of crowds at rock concerts. Those kids will trample you down if they get excited. The cows trampled down the stalks of corn.
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trample someone or something to something

to stomp or crush someone or something underfoot to the point of death or destruction. The elephant trampled the photographer to death. All the joggers trampled the grass to a muddy mess.
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trample something out

to create a pathway by marching or stamping the same trail over and over. The mail carriers have trampled a path out through my marigolds! Jim trampled out a path in my garden.
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trample (up)on someone or something

to crush someone or something underfoot. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Please don't trample upon the flowers! The bulls running through the streets trampled on some of the bystanders.
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trample on

1. To tread heavily or destructively on something: The children trampled on the flowers.
2. To inflict injury on something as if by treading heavily: Why do you trample on the feelings of those around you?
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RAMPAGE: A cameraman films as an elephant tramples a man at the Irinjalakuda Koodalmanikyam temple near Trichur in Kerala state yesterday Picture: AP Photos/A.
The Passion of the Christ'' tramples on all the rules and hypocrisies of political correctness.
It almost makes you feel like welcoming back drug dealer, extortionist and suspected murderer Jez Quigley, who at least knows what he wants and doesn't care who he tramples on to get it.
LOS ANGELES--Old World pink is the correct term for carnations of the flesh-colored hue, While they can mostly be found on tuxedos and in inexpensive restaurants, choreographer Pina Bausch will be giving them a whole new meaning when her company, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, tramples upward of 8,000 carnations onstage in her four-city tour with Nelken ("Carnations"), which will be performed in Los Angeles (October 5-10); Berkeley, California (October 15-17); Tempe, Arizona (October 22); and Austin, Texas (October 27).
The harder delivery tramples whatever subtlety is left of bisexual singer Martin Rossiter's poetry, and his new political observations aren't nearly as wise as his previous personal confessions.
In contrast to the free market's invisible hand, which improves the lives of people, the government's invisible foot tramples on people's hopes and destroys their dreams.
Here's a thought--being compelled to sing Christian hymns tramples the mana of all the atheists present, not to mention the mana of delegates who subscribe to a non-Christian religion.
Freedom that tramples over the rights of others is not freedom at all, it's exploitation - Hussein's ``freedom'' to do as he pleased came at the price of bondage for millions of Iraqis.
It tramples on an employer's constitutional right to the free exercise of religion.
The court's three dissenters said Monday's decision tramples free- speech rights.