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stomp on (someone or something)
1. Literally, to strike, smash, or crush someone or something with one's foot. I stomped on the hot coals to extinguish them. The group of assailants knocked the poor man down and stomped on him until he was unconscious.
2. By extension, to subdue, suppress, of inhibit someone or something forcibly or without mercy or tact. My father always stomped on my dreams of becoming an actor. The company made a point of stomping on any employee who so much as suggested forming a union.
3. To defeat someone or some group with total domination. The returning champions stomped on the underdog challengers in a brutal 47–0 defeat.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
stomp on someone
1. Lit. to stamp someone down. The angry crowd knocked him down and stomped on him. The crowd stomped on the mugger.
2. Fig. to repress someone. Every time I get a good idea, the boss stomps on me. Don't stomp on her every time she says something.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.