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stump

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of stump

  1. 1 to move heavily or clumsily <the seemingly endless parade finally ended, and the drummers and tuba players stumped wearily to their buses> Synonyms barge, clomp, clump, flog [British], flounder, galumph, lump, plod, pound, scuff, scuffle, shamble, shuffle, slog, slough, stamp, stomp, stumble, lumber, tramp, tromp, trudgeRelated Words drag, flop, haul; blunder, careen, dodder, lurch, reel, stagger, sway, teeter, totter, waddle, weave, wobble (also wabble)Near Antonyms drift, float, hang, hover, poise, waftAntonyms breeze, coast, glide, slide, waltz, whisk

  2. 2 to invite (someone) to take part in a contest or to perform a feat <when my grandfather was a kid, he and his friends would stump one another to dive into the local swimming hole> Synonyms dare, defy, challengeRelated Words beard, brave, brazen, breast, confront, face, outbrave, outface




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