\ ˈklämp How to pronounce clomp (audio) , ˈklȯmp, ˈkləmp \
clomped; clomping; clomps

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Recent Examples on the Web But in San Miguel, burros still clomp up narrow streets, and 1 in 5 homes lacks running water. Washington Post, "AMLO is Mexico’s strongest president in decades. Some say he’s too strong.," 29 Nov. 2019 Spicer, 48, has been a polarizing figure on Season 28 of the ABC reality series, clomping his way through dance routines with partner Lindsay Arnold. Mary Colurso |, al, "Watch Trevor Noah slam Sean Spicer’s ‘disturbing dancing’ on ‘DWTS’," 1 Nov. 2019 The womenswear designers who showed collections at New York Fashion Week, which clomped into town at the end of last week, are proposing a lot of bold shoulders, padded into swishy power suits and pouffed into floral exoskeletons. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, "A Message of Useful Beauty from New York Fashion Week," 10 Sep. 2019 Noah Huber knows there were no avocado trees or banana plants when dinosaurs clomped across Earth. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee zoo's dinosaur exhibit comes alive with flowers, plants and one avocado tree," 6 June 2018 Ferris says several of the animals will clomp onto each other like spoons, with a female on the bottom of the stack and males on top of her. Susan Moeller,, "A beachcombing guide: Things to find at the beach," 2 May 2018 Heathers‘s first five episodes, which were provided to critics in advance of the show’s planned premiere on March 7, less toed a line of good taste than clomped past it in as attention-seeking a manner as possible. Daniel D'addario, Time, "The Heathers Reboot Is Delayed. But the Show Was Always a Bad Idea," 1 Mar. 2018 Every once in a while, a skater would clomp across the frigid cement viewing room in glamorous shiny skates to greet Palomeque and Davis. Beth Spotswood, San Francisco Chronicle, "Competitive adult figure skaters break the ice at the rink," 27 Feb. 2018 That night, the men said, they were awakened when huge stones began clomping against the outside of their cabin. Douglas Perry,, "How a 1924 Bigfoot battle on Mt. St. Helens helped launch a legend: Throwback Thursday," 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of clomp

1829, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clomp

by alteration

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2 Dec 2019

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“Clomp.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of clomp

chiefly US : to walk with loud, heavy steps


\ ˈklämp How to pronounce clomp (audio) , ˈklȯmp \
clomped; clomping

Kids Definition of clomp

: to walk with loud heavy steps

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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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