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tamp

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transitive verb \ˈtamp\

Simple Definition of tamp

  • : to press (something) down by hitting it lightly

Full Definition of tamp

  1. 1 :  to drive in or down by a succession of light or medium blows <tamp wet concrete>

  2. 2 :  to put a check on :  reduce, lessen <tamp down rumors>

tamp·er noun

Origin of tamp

probably back-formation from obsolete tampion, tampin plug, from Middle English, from Middle French tapon, tampon, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German zapho tap — more at tap


First Known Use: 1834

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tamp

noun

Definition of tamp

  1. :  a tool for tamping



1920

First Known Use of tamp

1920


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