Tramp Tramp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tramped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tramping}.] [OE. trampen; akin to LG. trampen, G. trampeln, LG. & D. trappen, Dan. trampe, Sw. & Icel. trampa, Goth. anatrimpan to press upon; also to D. trap a step, G. treppe steps, stairs. Cf. {Trap} a kind of rock, {Trape}, {Trip}, v. i., {Tread}.] 1. To tread upon forcibly and repeatedly; to trample. [1913 Webster]

2. To travel or wander through; as, to tramp the country. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

3. To cleanse, as clothes, by treading upon them in water. [Scot.] --Jamieson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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