\tɹˈamp], \tɹˈamp], \t_ɹ_ˈa_m_p]\
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tramp, v.t. to tread, to travel over on foot: (Scot.) to tread clothes in a tub of water so as to cleanse them.--v.i. to walk, to go on foot: to wander about as a vagrant.--n. a foot-journey: a vagrant: a plate of iron worn by diggers under the hollow of the foot to save the shoe.--n. TRAMP'ER.--vs.i. TRAM'POUS, TRAM'POOSE, to tramp about.--n. TRAMP'-PICK, an iron pick forced by the foot into the ground. [M. E. trampen; an extension of trap, trip; cf. Ger. trampen.]
By Thomas Davidson
Walk heavily, as heard him tramping about overhead; walk, go on foot, perform (journey), traverse (country), on foot (usu. w. implication of reluctance, weariness, &c.), as have tramped up& down all day looking for you. decline to t. ten miles in this heat, have tramped the whole country in my time, missed the train& had to t. it. (N.) sound of person (s) walking or marching or of horse\'s steps; journey on foot, walk; iron plate protecting sole of boot from wear& tear of spade in digging; vagabond; freight-vessel running on no regular line; t.-pick, lever for turning up hard soil. [Middle English]
By Sir Augustus Henry
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