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1. slang A cowboy, particularly one who lives a nomadic lifestyle. Primarily heard in US. You can't trust him—he's just a saddle tramp who roams from town to town!
2. slang One who rides on horseback. Primarily heard in US. A: "I hear hoofbeats." B: "Yes, there's a saddle tramp approaching in the distance."
tramp across (something or some place)
To walk, plod, or trudge heavily across something or some place. He tramped across the room in his heavy boots, causing the dishes to rattle with each step. Please don't go tramping across the lawn like that, or you'll ruin the grass!
To flatten or compact something down with heavy, trampling steps. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tramp" and "down." The kids tramped down the flowers in my garden when they were running around the back yard. We began to tramp the snow down to create a path for the truck.
tramp through (something or some place)
To walk, plod, or trudge heavily through something or some place. We tramped through the marsh, hoping to reach the road before sundown. We could hear the boss tramping through the office in anger.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
tramp across something
to march or stamp across an area. The kids tramped across the yard and wore a path. Please don't tramp across my garden.
tramp through something
to march or stamp a passage through something. The kids tramped through every puddle in town on their way to school. Don't tramp through every mud puddle you see.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.