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tramp (foot)

Definition:

to walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud

Class:

motion verb (walking, flying, swimming, etc.)

Related to:

tramper

Past tense:

tramped

Present participle:

tramping

3rd-person singular present:

tramps

Type of:

walk » travel

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

squelch

Usage example:

The children tramp to the playground.

Synonyms:

footslog | pad | plod | slog | tromp | trudge | trog [Britain, informal]

Etymology:

"walk heavily, stamp", from Middle Low German trampen "to stamp", from...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of tramp...

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

footslog [intransitive] | tramp [synonym] | footslogger [noun, derived]

to march; tramp (3 of 281 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/footslog

Wiktionary:

footslog | footslogs [plural] | footslogged [past tense] | footslogging [present participle]

An instance of footslogging. | [intransitive] to walk heavily over a long distance or in a weary manner; to trudge (19 of 67 words, 2 definitions, 5 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/footslog

Oxford Dictionary:

footslog | footslogged [past tense] | footslogging [present participle] | footslogs [3rd-person singular present] | footslogger [derived]

(especially of a soldier) walk or march for a long distance, typically wearily or with effort | a long and exhausting walk or march. (23 of 56 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/footslog

Merriam-Webster:

footslog | footslogger [noun, related]

to march or tramp through mud (6 of 20 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/footslog

American Heritage Dictionary:

footslog | footslogged [past tense] | footslogging [present participle] | footslogs [3rd-person singular present] | footslogger [noun, related]

To walk, march, or trudge, especially over a long distance. (10 of 19 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/footslog

Random House Dictionary:

footslog | footslogged [past tense] | footslogging [present participle]

to go on foot through or as if through mud. (10 of 17 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/footslog

New World Dictionary:

footslog | footslogged [past tense] | footslogging [present participle] | footslogger [noun, related]

to march or plod through or as through mud (9 of 16 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/footslog

Wikipedia:

Tromp [disambiguation] | Van Tromp

may refer to: HNLMS Tromp, several ships of the Royal Netherlands Navy named after the admirals | TROMP, a biennial percussion competition and music festival and competition in Eindhoven, Netherlands | Trompowsky Attack, a chess opening | Tromp, a... (36 of 119 words, 8 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Tromp

Cambridge Dictionary:

plod [entry 1] | -dd- [past tense] | plodding [adjective, derived]

to walk taking slow steps, as if your feet are heavy (11 of 43 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/plod 1

plod [entry 2] | -dd- [past tense] | plodder [noun, derived] | plodding [adjective, derived]

to work slowly and continuously, but without imagination, enthusiasm or interest (11 of 66 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/plod 2

Macmillan British Dictionary:

plod [intransitive] | plodded [past tense] | plodding [present participle] | plods [3rd-person singular present]

to walk with slow heavy steps (6 of 47 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/plod

Britannica Encyclopedia:

foot [vertebrate anatomy] | feet [plural]

in anatomy, terminal part of the leg of a land vertebrate, on which the creature stands. In most two-footed and many four-footed animals, the foot ... (25 of 385 words, 7 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/212788​/foot

foot [prosody] | Feet [plural]

in verse, the smallest metrical unit of measurement. The prevailing kind and number of feet, revealed by scansion, determines the metre of a poem. In ... (25 of 283 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/212783​/foot

foot [measurement] | feet [plural]

in measurement, any of numerous ancient, medieval, and modern linear measures based on the length of the human foot and used exclusively in ... (23 of 89 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/212768​/foot

Columbia Encyclopedia:

hoof

horny epidermal casing at the end of the digits of an ungulate (hoofed) mammal. In the even-toed ungulates, such as swine, deer, and cattle, the hoof ... (26 of 44 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0824110​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

footslog | footslogged [past tense] | footslogging [present participle] | footslogs [3rd-person singular present] | footslogger [noun, derived]

to march, tramp, or trudge on foot, especially over difficult ground such as thick mud (15 of 45 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861612810​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

tramp

First use: late 14th century

Origin: "walk heavily, stamp", from Middle Low German trampen "to stamp", from Proto-Germanic *tramp- (compare Danish trampe, Swedish ... (20 of 85 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=tramp

tromp

First use: 1892

Origin: variant of "tramp"; mainly American English

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=tromp

Wiktionary:

tramp | tramps [plural] | tramped [past tense] | tramping [present participle]

Origin: Originally as verb, from Middle English trampen ("to walk heavily") 1388, from Middle Low German (compare Modern German trampen ("to hitchhike")), from Proto-Germanic *tramp-; compare trap.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/tramp

tromp | tromps [plural] | tromped [past tense] | tromping [present participle]

Origin: 1892, variant of tramp. | French trombe, trompe, a waterspout, a water-blowing machine. Compare trump, a trumpet.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/tromp

New World Dictionary:

tramp

Origin: Middle English trampen from or akin to Low German trampen, to trample from nasalized form of the base in "trap"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tramp

Collins Dictionary:

tramp

First use: 14th century

Origin: probably from Middle Low German trampen; compare Gothic ana-trimpan to press heavily upon, German trampen to hitchhike

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/tramp

Oxford Dictionary:

tramp

Origin: late Middle English (as a verb): probably of Low German origin. The noun dates from the mid 17th century

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/tramp

tromp [intransitive, with adverbial of direction, North American, informal] | tromp on

First use: late 19th cent

Origin: alteration of "tramp"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/tromp

American Heritage Dictionary:

tramp | tramped [past tense] | tramping [present participle] | tramps [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English trampen, to walk heavily, from Middle Low German.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tramp

tromp | tromped [past tense] | tromping [present participle] | tromps [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Variant of "tramp".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tromp

Merriam-Webster:

tramp [entry 1, verb]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English; akin to Middle Low German trampen to stamp

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/tramp

tromp

First use: 1846

Origin: by alteration

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/tromp

Encarta Dictionary:

tramp | tramps [plural] | tramped [past tense] | tramping [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle Low German trampen "to stamp"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861721374​/definition​.html  [offline]

tromp | tromped [past tense] | tromping [present participle] | tromps [3rd-person singular present]

First use: Late 19th century

Origin: Alteration of tramp

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861722090​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

tramp | tramps [plural] | tramped [past tense] | tramping [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "tramp"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/tramp

Collins Dictionary:

tramp

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "tramp"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/tramp

Macmillan British Dictionary:

tramp [countable] | tramps [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "tramp"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/tramp

tramp [intransitive/transitive, verb] | tramped [past tense] | tramping [present participle] | tramps [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "tramp"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/tramp 7

Macmillan American Dictionary:

tramp [countable] | tramps [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "tramp"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/tramp

tramp [intransitive/transitive, verb] | tramped [past tense] | tramping [present participle] | tramps [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "tramp"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/tramp 7

Cambridge Dictionary:

tramp [entry 3]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "tramp"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "tramp"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/tramp 3

the Free Dictionary:

tramp

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "tramp"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "tramp"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "tramp" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/tramp

tromp

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "tromp"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "tromp"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "tromp" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/tromp

Google Dictionary:

tramp | tramps [plural] | tramped [past tense] | tramping [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "tramp"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=tramp

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

tramp

Audio: North American pronunciation of "tramp"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=tramp​001 word=tramp

tromp

Audio: North American pronunciation of "tromp"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=tromp​001 word=tromp

Tromp

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Tromp"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=bixtro​03 word=Tromp

YourDictionary Audio:

tramp

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "tramp" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tramp

tromp

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "tromp" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tromp

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