\ ˈstämp How to pronounce stomp (audio) , 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

Usually my wide feet can't stand a skinny heel, but these were stretchy and easy to stomp around in for hours. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "The Item I Wear to Death: My Snakeskin Zara Boots," 20 Mar. 2019 There have been cartwheels and stomp troupes and rollerblading barbie dolls. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Just Wait Until Fashion Designers Get Their Hands on This Black Hole Picture," 10 Apr. 2019 Power through that hike, stomp through the parking lot for some spring skiing, and get out into the muck for some hunting. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Boots for Stomping Through Mud," 29 Mar. 2019 But President Trump just stomped all over that on Friday. Amber Phillips, Washington Post, "Trump just squashed the last, best chance Washington had this year to protect ‘dreamers’," 15 June 2018 The paper was the first to give the mysterious animal that made the prints its memorable moniker—‘Bigfoot’—and the creature has been stomping through the American imagination ever since. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "What happened to coal," 21 Aug. 2018 For example, elephants have been observed fleeing for higher ground in the moments before distant tsunamis, and a mother elephant who feels threatened will stomp on the ground to warn others away. Douglas Quenqua,, "Elephants may be dialing long-distance through their feet," 8 May 2018 For example, elephants have been observed fleeing for higher ground in the moments before distant tsunamis, and a mother elephant who feels threatened will stomp on the ground to warn others away. New York Times, "Listening to Elephants With Earthquake-Monitoring Tools," 7 May 2018 While the couple argued during a Halloween party for Kings players, Voynov removed his wife's costume glasses, stomped on them and punched her in the left jaw, the police report said. Nathan Fenno,, "Ex-Kings player Slava Voynov spent two months in jail for domestic abuse, but is at Olympics representing Russia," 20 Feb. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Then Hess had his high-fiveless stomp through teammates after allowing the game-winning run with a walk and a sacrifice fly. Brody Miller,, "Despite Todd Peterson ‘heroics,’ LSU bullpen falls off in game one loss," 8 June 2019 The night’s big winner, Catriona Gray, a 24-year-old model who represented the Philippines, took to the stage and delivered a runway stomp worthy of fashion month. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Even Supermodels Were Impressed by Catriona Gray’s “Lava Walk”," 17 Dec. 2018 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

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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


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English Language Learners Definition of stomp

: to walk or move with very heavy or noisy steps
chiefly US : to put (your foot) down forcefully and noisily


\ ˈstämp How to pronounce stomp (audio) , ˈstȯmp\
stomped; stomping

Kids Definition of stomp

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

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