on the stump

Definition of on the stump

:traveling around and giving speeches during a campaign for election to a political office
  • candidates who give the same speech over and over when they're on the stump

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : a rudimentary or vestigial bodily part

  3. : 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

  2. : dare, challenge

  3. : 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


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