\ 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

Such a powerful arsenal of cutting-edge hardware should make the Titan RTX stomp through machine-learning tasks. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Meet T-Rex: Nvidia's Titan RTX is the new graphics card mega-monster," 3 Dec. 2018 Fortnite is the first-person shooter reinvented as a place to stomp around, as a place for friends to chill and talk about whatever’s on their minds. Bijan Stephen, The Verge, "Fortnite was 2018’s most important social network," 21 Dec. 2018 Kennedy noted that his apartment was probably bugged and told him to stomp on the floor and turn on the faucet to interfere with listening devices placed by the government. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: RFK’s speech in apartheid South Africa remains relevant 50 years after his assassination," 5 June 2018 Maybe someone needs to stomp on Delino DeShields' left hand. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "DeShields' hand feels better. That's the problem | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 22 May 2018 Put that together with the Federal Reserve considering taking a wait-and-see approach to interest-rate increases next year, and the danger of the central bank stomping down too hard on the economy is lowered. Justin Lahart, WSJ, "The Perfect Jobs Report," 7 Dec. 2018 The irony of putting on a tuxedo — sans bowtie — to watch beautiful women stomp down a runway in underwear wasn’t lost on me. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show sells a fantasy of empowerment. I sorta believed it.," 3 Dec. 2018 As Oprah Winfrey likes to say—and hey, O, thanks for stomping for Stacey in Georgia!—your vote is your crown, and it has been paid for! Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "The Midterm Elections Are Almost Here—What You Need to Know Now," 5 Nov. 2018 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

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


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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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