stamp out

phrasal verb

stamped out; stamping out; stamps out
: to stop or destroy (something bad)
stamp out smallpox/corruption
: to stop (something) from burning by stepping on it forcefully with the feet
stamp out a fire
stamp a cigarette out

Examples of stamp out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The only authorities on the streets these days are Gaza’s economy ministry monitors, dressed in black civilian clothes, who occasionally inspect markets in Rafah and Deir al-Balah to try to stamp out price gouging by pressuring vendors to sell their goods at normal prices. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 12 Mar. 2024 In the wake of Navalny's death, Russia's security services have moved quickly to stamp out any signs of mass gatherings or hints of criticism. Kim Hjelmgaard and Anna Nemtsova, USA TODAY, 15 Mar. 2024 Then came Time’s Up, an advocacy organization started in Hollywood but focused on workplace equity and stamping out harassment across industries. Ellie Austin, Fortune, 9 Mar. 2024 In 1982, Israel moved into southern Lebanon to evict the Palestinian Liberation Organization but stayed for nearly two decades, having failed to stamp out Lebanese and Palestinian militants. Yasmine Salam, NBC News, 29 Feb. 2024 The spate of federal activity reflects Biden’s ongoing campaign to stamp out the root causes of persistent inflation. Tony Romm, Washington Post, 5 Mar. 2024 Social media companies have challenged other states’ bans on social media for kids, claiming the legislation violates the U.S. Constitution in various ways, including in stamping out kids’ free speech. Lawrence Mower, Miami Herald, 23 Feb. 2024 Copyright holders wish that process were better at stamping out piracy. Gene Maddaus, Variety, 22 Dec. 2023 That was when pro-democracy protests engulfed Hong Kong and the government responded with a crackdown, stamping out the political tolerance that had distinguished Hong Kong from mainland China. Olivia Wang, New York Times, 20 Feb. 2024

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“Stamp out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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