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Definition of "tramp" []

  • To walk with a firm, heavy step; trudge. (verb-intransitive)
  • To travel on foot; hike. (verb-intransitive)
  • To wander about aimlessly. (verb-intransitive)
  • To traverse on foot: tramp the fields. (verb-transitive)
  • To tread down; trample: tramp down snow. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tramp" in a sentence
  • "_Tramp, tramp, tramp_, with the smoke and sparks rising; and the big sailor growled again in protest."
  • "_Tramp, tramp, tramp_, growing fainter and fainter till it died out; and then Private Smithers said, "Hah!" making a great deal of it, and then sighed and smacked his lips as if thirsty, for the water was rippling pleasantly in his ears."
  • "The evening's companion to Can You Hear Me and Detective Sketches, Lorenzo's basically a gay version of The Blue Angel, with David Zak as an advertising "creative" who becomes obsessed with the title tramp, a blithely opportunistic teenage hustler played by Paul Raedyn."