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stump speech

noun

Simple Definition of stump speech

  • : a speech that is made many times by a politician who is traveling to different places during a campaign for election

Full Definition of stump speech

US

  1. :  a speech that is made many times by a politician who is traveling to different places during a campaign for election

Word by Word Definitions

stumpplay
  1. :  the basal portion of a bodily part remaining after the rest is removed

    :  a rudimentary or vestigial bodily part

    :  the part of a plant and especially a tree remaining attached to the root after the trunk is cut

  1. :  to reduce to a stump :  trim

    :  dare, challenge

    :  to frustrate the progress or efforts of :  baffle

  1. :  a short thick roll of leather, felt, or paper usually pointed at both ends and used for shading or blending a drawing in crayon, pencil, charcoal, pastel, or chalk

  1. :  to tone or treat (a drawing) with a stump

speechplay
  1. :  the communication or expression of thoughts in spoken words

    :  exchange of spoken words :  conversation

    :  something that is spoken :  utterance


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