Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
trampelen, freq. of
To tread under foot; to tread down; to prostrate by treading;
tramplegrass or flowers
Neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they
tramplethem under their feet.
Matt. vii. 6.
Fig.: To treat with contempt and insult.
To tread with force and rapidity; to stamp.
To tread in contempt; – with on or upon.
trampledon Plato’s pride with greater of his own.
Gov. of Tongue.
The act of treading under foot; also, the sound produced by trampling.
trampleof a drove of sheep.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To tread under foot; especially, to tread upon with pride, contempt, triumph or scorn.
Neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet. Matt. 7.
2.To tread down; to prostrate by treading; as, to trample grass.
3.To treat with pride, contempt and insult.
Diogenes trampled on Plato's pride with greater of his own.
1.To tread with force and rapidity.