\ˈstämp, ˈstȯmp\
stomped; stomping; stomps

Definition of stomp 

(Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to walk with a loud heavy step usually in anger stomped out of the office in a fit

2 : stamp sense 2 stomped on the brakes



Definition of stomp (Entry 2 of 2)

2 : a jazz dance marked by heavy stamping

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Synonyms & Antonyms for stomp

Synonyms: Verb

barge, clump, flog [British], flounder, galumph, lumber, lump, plod, pound, scuff, scuffle, shamble, shuffle, slog, slough, stamp, stumble, stump, tramp, tromp, trudge

Antonyms: Verb

breeze, coast, glide, slide, waltz, whisk

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Examples of stomp in a Sentence


He stomped angrily out of the room. The fans were stomping their feet and shouting.

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

That hints at an earlier emergence, perhaps more than 66 million years ago, when T. rex was still stomping around. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, "20 Things You Didn't Know About ... Penguins," 6 Nov. 2018 Check your voter registration and stomp the pavement. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "What Your Zodiac Sign Says About How You Should Prep for The 2018 Midterms," 11 Oct. 2018 People often stomp with anger on the star, others kick their heels over the star, and some spit. Jennie Neufeld, Vox, "The West Hollywood City Council wants to remove Trump’s star from the Walk of Fame," 7 Aug. 2018 Nico says, stomping down the steps of the Propylea toward a set of temples on the downhill side. Bliss Broyard, Condé Nast Traveler, "I Took My Kids Out Of School for Three Months to Travel," 13 July 2018 The attack on Garner was one of several in recent months, including two separate incidents where patients knocked staff down and stomped on their heads. Martha Bellisle, The Seattle Times, "Nurse who lost part of ear in patient assault sues state," 8 Nov. 2018 One person was recorded by the station stomping on a Confederate flag and then being led away by police. Robert Gearty, Fox News, "Seven arrests as protesters clash at UNC over toppled 'Silent Sam' statue," 25 Aug. 2018 Saskatchewan’s The Dead South draws you in with their unique storytelling, foot-stomping bluegrass-folk, and a 1800s pioneer-type style. Karen Bliss, Billboard, "The Dead South Tells a Sordid Puppet Tale In 'Miss Mary' Video: Premiere," 1 June 2018 All of the groups include children as members, like a clog-stomping Irish dance troupe, a jazz band and an operatic choir from The Woodlands Chinese Cultural Center. Allison Bagley, Houston Chronicle, "The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival has plenty for kids," 4 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Foot stomps and heavy elbow-blasts work as well as basic palm presses, thanks to loud and responsive click-push action. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Xbox Adaptive Controller is now out—and we go hand, foot, fingers, and elbows-on," 6 Sep. 2018 Audience members follow dancers into different rooms where the undead stomp on large wooden tables (there’s a bar, but maybe don’t put your drink down), swing from the rafters, and literally throw themselves into the movement. Ellen Dunkel,, "Brian Sanders' trippy, witty dance with the undead," 10 May 2018 And today, Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler took a cautious step into the swamp stomp, announcing plans to launch a self-driving car pilot somewhere in Silicon Valley, next year. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "Mercedes Will Launch Self-Driving Taxis in California Next Year," 10 July 2018 The man falls to the ground, one of the suspects stomps on his head. Scott Berson, miamiherald, "Dad was waiting for his son to finish at soccer. Teens beat him up and took the car, video shows," 22 June 2018 All that adds up to something that feels like secular gospel, complete with the stomps. Allison P. Davis, The Cut, "Serpentwithfeet’s Songs Feel Like a Hug," 22 June 2018 Dressed in all black with a handful of ice-white jewelry lacing his neck, Scott controlled the energy of the crowd with every stomp, jump and taunting grin while on stage. Bianca Gracie, Billboard, "Travis Scott Transforms His Headlining Governors Ball Set Into a Personal Rage Fest," 3 June 2018 The foursome stomp and splash in the shallow water filling their performance space, in which the backdrop's dramatic, flashing lights are reflected. Abby Jones, Billboard, "Walk the Moon Drop Passionate 'Kamikaze' Music Video: Watch," 16 Apr. 2018 That style — with its shout-along refrains — has always been heavily percussive, with a touch of hip-hop in the rhythms of Reynolds’ phrasing, and even the suggestion of 21st-century work songs in the stomp of the music. John Adamian,, "Imagine Dragons Coming To Xfinity Theater," 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of stomp


1803, in the meaning defined at transitive sense


circa 1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for stomp


by alteration

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English Language Learners Definition of stomp

: to walk or move with very heavy or noisy steps

: to put (your foot) down forcefully and noisily


\ˈstämp, ˈstȯmp\
stomped; stomping

Kids Definition of stomp

: to walk heavily or noisily : stamp He stomped angrily away.

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