stamp out

Definition of stamp out

1 :to stop or destroy (something bad)
  • stamp out smallpox/corruption
2 :to stop (something) from burning by stepping on it forcefully with the feet
  • stamp out a fire
  • stamp a cigarette out

Word by Word Definitions

stamp play
  1. : to pound or crush with a pestle or a heavy instrument

  2. : to strike or beat forcibly with the bottom of the foot

  3. : to bring down (the foot) forcibly

  1. : a device or instrument for stamping

  2. : the impression or mark made by stamping or imprinting

  3. : a distinctive character, indication, or mark

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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