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trample down

To flatten and crush someone or something by walking or running on top of them or it. The bulls trampled several tourists down as they stampeded through the city. Make sure the kids don't trample down my flowers.
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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.
See also: down, trample
References in classic literature ?
It is better, therefore, for the insignificant to keep out of his way, lest, in his progress, he should trample them down. Here he comes!
soldiers never die, they simply fade away' By stop-tap he generally had thousands of Native troops in one spittoon and thousands of parsons in another whom at times he would be fetching out again to trample them down in the sawdust with his heels.
Bill McDonald, Glasgow, went for the jugular when he said: "Rangers are in the gutter and when your rivals are in that position you trample them down even deeper into the ground.
The prop reckons last year's defeat came about because he and his mates sat back and let the Aussies trample them down under the Murrayfield turf.