on the stump

Definition of on the stump

  1. :  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

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

    :  a rudimentary or vestigial bodily part

    :  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

    :  dare, challenge

    :  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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a dividing ridge between drainage areas

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