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Verb: tramp  tramp
  1. Walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
    "Mules tramped in a circle around a grindstone";
    - slog, footslog, plod, trudge, pad, tromp [N. Amer, informal]
  2. (sport) travel on foot, especially on a walking expedition
    "We went tramping about the state of Colorado"
  3. Cross on foot
    "We had to tramp the creeks"
  4. Move about aimlessly or without any fixed destination
    "They tramped from town to town";
    - roll, wander, swan [informal], stray, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond [archaic]
Noun: tramp  tramp
  1. A homeless person or vagrant
    "a homeless tramp";
    - hobo [N. Amer, informal], bum [N. Amer, informal], bindlestiff [US], skell [US, informal]
  2. A person who engages freely in promiscuous sex
    - swinger
  3. A heavy footfall
    "the tramp of military boots"
  4. A commercial steamer for hire; one having no regular schedule
    - tramp steamer
  5. A long walk usually for exercise or pleasure
    "she enjoys a tramp in her spare time";
    - hike, ramble, trek
  6. A foot traveller; someone who goes on an extended walk (for pleasure)
    - hiker, tramper

Derived forms: tramped, tramping, tramps

Type of: clochard, cover, cross, cut across, cut through, debauchee, drifter, floater, footer, footfall, footstep, get across, get over, go, hike, libertine, locomote, move, pass over, pedestrian, rounder, steamer, steamship, step, track, travel, traverse, vagabond, vagrant, walk, walker

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