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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Middle Low German
Origin: trampen 'to stamp'

tramp

2 verb
     
tramp2 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition, transitive]
to 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.

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