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stamped; stamping; stamps
: to pound or crush with a pestle or a heavy instrument
: to strike or beat forcibly with the bottom of the foot
: to bring down (the foot) forcibly
: to extinguish or destroy by or as if by stamping with the foot —usually used with out
stamp out cancer
: to cut out, bend, or form with a stamp or die
: to provide with a distinctive character
stamped with a dreary, institutionalized look—Bernard Taper
stamped as honest women—W. M. Thackeray
: to strike the foot forcibly or noisily downward
: the impression or mark made by stamping or imprinting
: a distinctive character, indication, or mark
: a lasting imprint
: the act of stamping
Verb He stamped his foot in anger. He stamped out of the room. She stamped the bill “paid.” Noun There was a stamp on the letter showing the date when it was received. a stamp left in the mud by some prehistoric beast
Recent Examples on the Web
VerbIn May 2021, the WHO instituted its now-familiar Greek-letter naming system to stamp out the geographic associations that were gaining prominence at the time. —Jacob Stern, The Atlantic, 9 Jan. 2023 But that's only if the Frogs can stamp out the Bulldogs' pass rush. —Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, 6 Jan. 2023 Those sorts of price gains tend to be fueled by increasing wages, and can take time to stamp out. —Jeanna Smialek, New York Times, 23 Dec. 2022 The palace moved quickly to stamp out a potential scandal after the queen’s former lady-in-waiting, Lady Susan Hussey, was alleged to have made inappropriate remarks to a Black guest at Buckingham Palace. —Max Colchester And Sarah Ball, WSJ, 8 Dec. 2022 Chinese authorities moved quickly to stamp out large protests over its zero-COVID policies that flared in major Chinese cities last weekend. —Amy Gunia, Time, 2 Dec. 2022 The strategy, which relies on mass testing, lockdowns and digital tracking to stamp out outbreaks, has failed to contain more contagious variants as China clings to its draconian approach long after the rest of the world has largely moved on. —Rebecca Wright, CNN, 1 Dec. 2022 Such demonstrations are extremely rare in China, where authorities move quickly to stamp out all forms of dissent. —Leo Sands, Washington Post, 28 Nov. 2022 Critics have said the wording of the article is so vague, it can be used to stamp out dissent. —Zeynep Bilginsoy, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Nov. 2022
NounOnly 29 of the 100 most popular films of last year meet ReFrame’s stamp criteria, which require that at least 50% of key roles on a film set be filled by women or nonbinary/gender non-conforming people. —Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 1 Mar. 2023 Last spring, the postal service issued a stamp in honor of the Ukrainian soldiers defending Snake Island. —Teresa Nowakowski, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Mar. 2023 The best-selling pants even have a celebrity stamp approval. —Toni Sutton, Peoplemag, 28 Feb. 2023 But Gallagher reminded the jury of that time-stamp — 3:30 a.m. — that pathologist Michael Baden put as Cathy's possible time of death. —Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 25 Feb. 2023 Let your kids paint their hands and stamp handprints on white paper or poster board. —Christina Montoya Fiedler, Woman's Day, 24 Feb. 2023 Ukraine’s postal service issued a commemorative anniversary stamp depicting a mural by the British artist Banksy that appeared last year in the devastated town of Borodyanka. —Los Angeles Times, 24 Feb. 2023 If you’re intimidated by free-handing the shape, stamp-on liner is for you. —Margaux Anbouba, ELLE, 22 Feb. 2023 Pick up a passport at any participating southwest Washington brewery or taproom then visit your favorite breweries and pubs for their dark beers and get a stamp or sign-off on your card. —oregonlive, 10 Feb. 2023 See More
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