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tramp

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Sociology
tramptramp1 /træmp/ noun [countable]  1 SSHOMEsomeone who has no home or job and moves from place to place, often asking for food or money2 WALKa long or difficult walk a long tramp through the snow3 especially American English old-fashioned SY a woman who has too many sexual partners – used to show disapproval4 the tramp of feet/boots
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trampNow, their own story-teller had shown that they were no mere bunch of tramps.Zali sloped along like an old tramp.I kept falling asleep at the wrong time like an old tramp.An old tramp was sleeping under Waterloo Bridge, his coat wrapped tight to keep out the cold.The old tramp has served his purpose, but beyond this point it would not be wise to go.But what he wasn't capable of was killing that tramp.This tramp had money, real money and good furniture to show for her labours.
tramptramp2 verb [intransitive always + adverb/preposition, transitive]  WALKto walk somewhere slowly and with heavy steps He tramped the streets looking for work.tramp through/across/around etc The walk involved tramping through mud.→ See Verb table
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trampHubert wanted to tramp across as many mountains as possible, and he assumed that Barbara wanted to do the same.More folk tramp along the sandy track with their paraphernalia.Throughout Orwell's Wigan Pier you have a strong sense of him tramping around on foot.Dozens, hundreds, of silhouettes tramp down the road in silence.We tramped on in the darkness.Their feet made loud sucking noises as they tramped over to the burn.In that time some twenty thousand people would tramp round the marked routes or roost in one of the twenty grandstands.You can also tramp the Earthquake Trail, which tracks evidence of geologic activity.tramp through/across/around etcHubert wanted to tramp across as many mountains as possible, and he assumed that Barbara wanted to do the same.We continue tramping across, back to the West Side.Throughout Orwell's Wigan Pier you have a strong sense of him tramping around on foot.The small groups who tramped across the Cairngorms with him enjoyed his wit, admired his ability and trusted his leadership.In 1878 he tramped through the Cevennes with a donkey named Modestine and discovered the delights of Travels with a Donkey.Would millions of people tramp across the hills to look at a twentieth century Broadway Tower?However he recollected himself, and tramped through the wet to find a lodging.Water, water everywhere ... I cast out into the calmer seas beyond, whilst they continue their provocative tramp around us.
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Verb table
tramp
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytramp
he, she, ittramps
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytramped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave tramped
he, she, ithas tramped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad tramped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill tramp
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have tramped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam tramping
he, she, itis tramping
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you, we, theyare tramping
Past
I, he, she, itwas tramping
you, we, theywere tramping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been tramping
he, she, ithas been tramping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been tramping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be tramping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been tramping
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