What are other ways of saying "walk all over someone" or take advantage of them?

Is there a one word phrase to describe this? I'm sure there is, I just can't think


You can bully someone.

You can mistreat someone.

You can use someone.

You can abuse someone.

You can exploit someone.

You can browbeat someone.


to trample upon TFD an idiom

trample on (someone or something)

  1. To destroy, debase, or dismiss something through rough, abrasive, or insensitive treatment.

As in:

The professor really trampled on my ambitions when she critiqued my thesis.


The people were trodden down by tyrants.

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