stump


stump

verb

Definition of STUMP

1
to move heavily or clumsily <the seemingly endless parade finally ended, and the drummers and tuba players stumped wearily to their buses>
Related 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, waft
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, stump

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