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prō-terō —, trītus, ere,

to tread under foot, trample down, wear away, crush, bruise: equitatus aversos (milites) proterere incipit, Cs.: agmina curru, V.: viride protritum et corruptum, L.—To trample, overthrow, maltreat, crush, destroy: Marte Poenos, H.: iste semper illi ipsi domi proterendus: quid inanem proteris umbram? (i. e. me), O.: ver proterit aestas, i. e. supplants, H.

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