Definition of tromp in English:



North American
  • 1no object, with adverbial of direction Walk heavily; trudge.

    ‘she tromped across the yard’
    • ‘If your childhood was like mine, it was marked by days spent tromping aimlessly in the mud, wading in creeks, and building forts in the forest.’
    • ‘Screeching to a halt the two of them tromped into the graveyard.’
    • ‘Upon entering Hannah's house, we woke up everyone by tromping around in the kitchen.’
    • ‘With that, the three men tromped up the stairs, choosing whatever rooms they wanted.’
    • ‘You tromp through the deep snow in the darkness, until you're on the edge of the woods.’
    • ‘I didn't care that it was fake fur because I imagined that it was real as I tromped through the snow on my way to school.’
    • ‘Adam had always shown much more proclivity for curling up in his father's lap near a warm fire and listening to a good story than for tromping through snowdrifts.’
    • ‘Grabbing all her books she tromped angrily out of the classroom, her eyes kept firmly locked on the floor so she wouldn't have to look into someone's eyes and see them laughing at her.’
    • ‘For the past half hour, he and Delaney had been tromping through the snow, while Del pointed out landmarks and shops that held some sort of importance to her.’
    • ‘And in the morning, at about two or three, you'll hear another team tromping past your tent, heading up into the Icefall.’
    • ‘I hadn't seen her in a while, and I was again reminded of her eccentricities as she showed up in a flowered dress over jeans, still tromping around in her big, army boots.’
    • ‘We tromped back inside, scuffing our feet to clean the greyish sludge off our once nice-looking black shoes.’
    • ‘It was rather funny, tromping around in my grandparent's front yard, before they were awake.’
    • ‘Kate and Rich congratulated her as they tromped back to the bar to celebrate.’
    • ‘And nearly all the village used to wave them off as they tromped down to the station with mountains of luggage, skis and snow boots.’
    • ‘The camera follows him as he tromps downstairs.’
    • ‘I tromped up the hill to the bus stop outside my house and waited, and waited with all the other people there.’
    • ‘Our predictions were correct: I had barely been in there twenty seconds before what sounded like the whole six-man team came tromping down a staircase behind me.’
    • ‘Ashley keeps her shoes on and tromps forward while everyone else proceeds barefoot.’
    • ‘A green is an exalted piece of turf that we are privileged to set foot upon, and tromping across it with a golf bag causes extra damage, especially if you slip, or the strap breaks.’
    run heavily, walk heavily, stomp, lumber, clomp, clump, tramp, trudge
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    1. 1.1tromp on Tread or stamp on.
      ‘Larry took a step forward and tromped on his wrist’
      • ‘If you are standing beside the front legs and have some way to control the head, you won't get kicked, bit, or tromped on if everything turns into a can of worms.’
      • ‘‘She got tromped on by Sam,’ Tatiana said gleefully.’
      • ‘The land no longer is allowed to rest; in fact it's tromped on during its most fragile times in late winter and spring.’
      • ‘And leave an exit route: ‘Start in the center and work to a corner so you can get out without tromping on bulbs.’’


Late 19th century: alteration of tramp.